Le Ann Thurman
Business and Community Development Division
1000 S.W. Jackson St.
Phone: (785) 296-4100
Fax: (785) 296-3490
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Each year since 1994, the Kansas Community Service Program (CSP) has given nonprofit organizations a way to improve their ability to undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects. This year, $3.6 million of tax credit has been allocated and will be awarded to selected nonprofit organizations to offer Kansas tax credits for contributions made to approved projects.
Projects eligible for tax credit awards include community service, crime prevention, health care, and youth apprenticeship and technical training. Tax credit awards are distributive through a competitive application process. Based on the scope and cost of the proposed project, applicants may request up to $250,000 in tax credits. Applicant organizations in rural areas (less than 15,000 population) are eligible for a 70 percent credit. Applicant organizations in non-rural areas are eligible for a 50 percent credit.
EFFECTIVE 2016 – PLEASE READ!!
The following policies for the Community Service Tax Credit (CSP) Program will be effective for FY 2017:
- UPDATED MARCH 1, 2017: Applications will be accepted online beginning Monday, October 3, 2016 and will close June 1, 2017 (click here for online application submittal).
- A Nonrefundable application fee will be assessed beginning in FY 2017 per Senate Substitute for House Bill 2509.
- A $250 CSP program application fee can be paid online by Credit Card*, Debit Card*, or ACH** (click here to make an online fee payment); --OR--
- Mail a paper check to the Kansas Department of Commerce (click here to download the paper check fee payment form for CSP).
Applications will not be processed until the application fee is received by Commerce.
*A 2.5 percent service fee will be applied to online Credit and Debit Card payments (2.5 percent of the total charge)
**A $1.50 service fee will be applied to online ACH payments