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DOR > Tax Talk Blog > Give Indiana's Endangered Wildlife A Helping Hand And Score A Tax Break Give Indiana's Endangered Wildlife A Helping Hand And Score A Tax Break

March 24, 2014 – TaxTalk Blog

Hoosiers have a special opportunity to help the snowy egret and other non-game and endangered wildlife win in the battle of conservation – and to get a reward in the form of a federal tax write off for those who itemize deductions. 

To help, you just have to make a donation to Indiana’s Nongame Wildlife Fund on your state tax return.

The money you donate goes directly to the protection and management of more than 750 wildlife species in Indiana – from songbirds and salamanders to state-endangered Trumpeter swans and spotted turtles. Through efforts financed by this fund, Indiana has seen the reintroduction of peregrine falcons to Hoosier skies, and an increase in our bald eagle population.

If you file your own taxes, look to make a donation to the fund when you get to the refund area of INfreefile, or on the tax return if filing by paper. If using a paid preparer, let him or her know about your intentions up front. A contribution made to the Nongame Wildlife Fund is fully deductible if you itemize your deductions on your federal tax return. If you make a donation, you will be eligible to claim this year’s contribution as a deduction on next year’s federal itemized deduction schedule.

If you are not receiving a refund, but would like to make a donation anyway, you can make a donation directly to the Nongame Wildlife Fund. Go to for instructions, and learn how donations have helped Indiana’s endangered wildlife.

When individuals like you invest in a good cause like the Nongame Wildlife Fund, Indiana has the reinforcements it needs to help win the battle for the white-tailed deer…and the magnificent frigatebirds…and the river otters…and the bobcats…and – well, you get the idea.

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