TOPEKA – While Kansans are pulling together their W-2s and other documents to prepare their 2017 annual tax returns, the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) would like to remind Kansans they may direct all or part of their state income tax refund to support the arts. Individuals who will receive a refund will have an “Arts Checkoff” option to donate a portion of the refund to the KCAIC. The Kansas Department of Revenue will send the designated amount of the refund to the KCAIC.
“Funds received through the Arts Checkoff help support artists and organizations across Kansas that are using the arts to grow the economy and better their communities,” said KCAIC Director Peter Jasso. “Directing a portion of their state income tax refund to the KCAIC is a convenient way for Kansans to help support the arts in our state.”
All funds that the KCAIC receives through the “Arts Checkoff” will directly fund arts programming in Kansas. The KCAIC offers several programs that support artists and organizations in communities across the state. Programs include the Strategic Investment Program, the Arts Integration Program, New Dance and New Play Labs and the Tallgrass Artist Residency.