Charitable Checkoff

Tax season is right around the corner and if you’re feeling unsure about what to do with your refund, consider a Charitable Checkoff.

How does it work?

Funds received through Charitable Checkoff come from taxpayers all across the state. These funds are designated exclusively for OHS programs that provide statewide services such our Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) team, humane education, and our Second Chance program.

In the past, Charitable Checkoff donations helped fund a fleet of greatly needed vehicles for our HLE teams. Fleet vehicles enable our officers to travel across the state educating and enforcing laws around animal cruelty and neglect.

Charitable Checkoff funds also enable us to purchase Second Chance vehicles, which are used to transport animals from our Second Chance partners within the state of Oregon.

To designate your tax refund to OHS, select the Charitable Checkoff box on your Oregon income tax form.

Here’s the kicker

Have you heard the news? The Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) has confirmed the largest surplus credit in Oregon’s history – more than $5.61 billion – known as the “kicker.”

The kicker is a way for state government to return some of your taxes to you when revenues are more than predicted. Taxpayers will see funds returned to them as a credit on their 2023 tax returns filed in 2024.

Oregon taxpayers can donate their tax refund to any of the 29 charities approved by the Oregon Charitable Checkoff Commission, including OHS.

Have questions? Reach out to our team at (503) 205-5706.

Please note: OHS recommends that you consult with a professional tax advisor regarding your particular tax situation.