Posted December 23, 2011
Support Ohio Archaeology On Your 2011 Ohio Income Tax Form
Anyone interested in Ohio archaeology has a new and convenient way to demonstrate their support. For the first time, Ohio taxpayers will be able to donate a portion of their income tax refund, or make a targeted donation if they are not receiving a refund, to support history-related, including archaeology, projects throughout Ohio!
The 2011 Ohio individual income tax forms will provide a tax check-off option a blank box where you can designate an amount of your refund for donation.
The Ohio Historical Society (OHS) will administer the grants program and will be working with a variety of interested groups, including the Ohio Archaeological Council, to develop criteria for the grant proposals. Hopefully, the program will be up and running in the spring.
The OHS income tax check-off was approved as part of the states two-year budget that was signed into law by Gov. John R. Kasich on June 30. The Society does not know how much the new tax check-off will generate, but officials estimate it to be at least $200,000 per year.
Remember: tax time is also your time to support Ohio archaeology!