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#07-99 April 2, 2007

Check-off for wildlife when doing state taxes

Tax time is the perfect time to help protect South Carolina’s non-game animal and plant species by giving to the Endangered Wildlife Fund.

The Endangered Wildlife Fund, or “Check-Off for Wildlife Fund,” is the foundation of support forLink to tax forms threatened and endangered wildlife in South Carolina. The Fund enables the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to prevent threatened and endangered wildlife from becoming extinct, which in turn strengthens the environment for all species.

Look for line 27 on the long form (SC1040) or line 13 on the short form (SC1040A) of the South Carolina Department of Revenue Individual Tax Return form, then complete and submit Form I-330.

Get the appropriate forms from the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

What do you get?

What success has this program shown? The bald eagles restoration effort was directly benefited by contributions to the Endangered Wildlife Fund. Since then the bald eagle has been federally downlisted from endangered to threatened. And with your continued support, the Endangered Wildlife Fund will ensure that the bald eagle is eventually removed from the threatened list as well. Also, with the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas, these funds may be used for habitat management for the reintroduction of this beautiful bird in South Carolina’s wetlands.

South Carolina’s Endangered Wildlife Program depends heavily on public support. Please remember to “Check-Off” on your South Carolina State Income Tax forms.
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