Youth Opportunity Tax Credits:
One more way to help grow UCCC

WHAT ARE YOUTH OPPORTUNITY (YOP) TAX CREDITS?

The Youth Opportunity Program Tax Credits are designed for programs that broaden and strengthen opportunities for positive development and participation in community life for youth. Funding raised through the YOP-eligible gifts will directly support UCCC’s low-income families.

Learning the A, B, C's of YOPs Tax Credits

WHAT ARE TAX CREDITS?
IS MY GIFT ELIGIBLE?
HOW DO TAX CREDITS WORK?

Different than a tax deduction, which works by lowering taxable income, tax credits are a direct reduction of your taxes due. With tax credits, you have a chance to reduce the amount you owe to the state.

UCCC is extending tax credits to:

  • New donors making a first-time gift of $1,000 or more
  • Current donors making an increased gift of $1,000 or more

Any entity or individual who pays Missouri income tax and files a Schedule A for itemized deductions may receive a tax credit. This includes:

  • Individuals
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • S Corps
  • LLCs

The YOP Program provides 50% credit for eligible gifts. Example (at the 28% tax bracket): 

Cash Gift: $1,000

Federal & State Tax Savings
(Net of max. AMT offset):   $368
YOP Tax Credit of 50%:       $500
Total Tax Savings:              $868
Net Cost of Donation:     $114

Please consult your legal and tax advisers regarding the unique benefits you can derive from this program.

CONTACT: Josie McDonald 
Development Director 
314.726.0148 ext. 140
jmcdonald@uccc.org
for further information