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Enterprise Zone Donations. How to Take Advantage of this Tax Credit.

The more you give, the more you get

When you give $250 or more to the Craig Hospital Foundation you may be eligible for a 25 percent tax credit on your Colorado state income tax. This allows you to give more and make a bigger impact on Craig’s future.

Colorado provides an incentive to encourage economic development in certain areas, designated Enterprise Zones. Because Craig Hospital is in one of these zones, donors who make qualifying gifts are eligible to receive a state income tax credit of 25 percent, which is over and above the normal tax benefits of a charitable contribution. This credit may be used to directly offset any Colorado state income tax that you may owe.* Please note that gifts to Operation TBI Freedom do not qualify for the Enterprise Zone credit.

Program Eligibility

  • Both individuals and businesses qualify.
  • Eligible donations must be a minimum of $250.
  • New gifts as well as pledge payments of $250 or more qualify for the credit.
  • The limit per donor is a $400,000 gift per tax year which qualifies for a $100,000 state tax credit.
  • Gifts of stock qualify for 12.5 percent of the value of the contribution, however, an additional gift of cash may be added to the stock gift to increase the tax credit amount to 25 percent.
  • Excess tax credits may be carried over for up to five years.
  • Gifts to Operation TBI Freedom do not qualify for the EZ Credit.
  • The taxpayer must file his or her state income tax return electronically with the Colorado Department of Revenue.
  • There is a limit to the amount of credits that can be given in any one calendar year, so credits will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
  • For qualifying sponsorships and ticket purchases, eligible tax credit is less goods and services received.

How Do I Get This Credit?

To qualify for the Enterprise Zone credit, you are required to file your state income tax return electronically with the Colorado Department of Revenue. To receive the tax credit, you may provide the last four digits of your Social Security number to the Craig Foundation by completing this form or calling 303-789-8650, or you may obtain a Colorado Account Number, which may take several weeks to receive. To claim the credit, you must provide us with your information by:

  • Jan. 15 for gifts received July 1-Dec. 31 the previous calendar year
  • July 31 for gifts received Jan. 1-June 30 the same calendar year

To request a Colorado account number, visit

  • Under the Additional Services section, click “request letter ID”
  • Click the red “next” arrow on the next screen.
  • On the pulldown menu, select “Social Security Number” and input your SSN and name.
  • Hit “submit.” You will receive a confirmation number that your Colorado Account Number is being generated. A letter from the State with your actual Colorado Account Number should arrive within a few weeks. The Colorado Account Number is an eight-digit, all numeric number found in the upper right-hand corner of the letter next to “Account.”
  • Once received, please fill out this form or contact the Craig Hospital Foundation at 303-789-8650 or to provide us with your Colorado Account Number.

To learn more or to ask a question about the Enterprise Zone credit, contact the Craig Hospital Foundation at 303-789-8650 or

*Consult your tax advisor as every situation is different. The information represented in this document is not offered as legal, accounting or tax advice. The services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained before taking action based on this information.