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59. CONTRIBUTIONS.

Enter your voluntary contributions to any of the following “checkoffs” in boxes 59a, 59b, 59c, and 59d. Please note that you may contribute to any of the checkoffs regardless of whether you are entitled to a refund or owe additional taxes, but your contribution will reduce your refund or add to the amount you owe. Your contribution will qualify as a charitable contribution on your 2006 return if the return is filed during the 2006 calendar year. If you file an amended return, you cannot change your contribution.

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Iowa DNR Wildlife

59a.
FISH AND WILDLIFE FUND.

(Chickadee Checkoff). You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to the Iowa Fish and Wildlife Protection Fund. Your contribution through this checkoff is the primary support for Iowa’s Wildlife Diversity Program which monitors, researches and manages the state’s nongame species of wildlife. According to the Natural Resource Commission policy, 100% of the money donated to this program goes to the Wildlife Diversity Program.

   

59b.
IOWA STATE FAIR FOUNDATION.

(Corn Dog Checkoff). You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to this fund. The proceeds from this checkoff will be added to other sources such as gifts, donations and bequests to be used by the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation to fund capital projects and improvements to property on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

   
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59c.
KEEP IOWA BEAUTIFUL.

You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to this fund. The proceeds from the checkoff will be used to educate and encourage Iowans in ways to enhance the beauty of this state.

The amounts contributed to the joint Keep Iowa Beautiful Fund/Fire Fighter Preparedness Fund checkoff will be split evenly between these two funds.

Iowa Fireman's Association
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59c.
FIREFIGHTERS.

You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to this fund. This checkoff will be used to train Iowa's firefighters. The money collected will be used to offset the financial burdens that many fire departments deal with when it comes to ensuring their firefighters are adequately trained in all facets of emergency response.

   

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Veterans Trust Fund

59d.
VETERANS TRUST FUND.

You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to the Veterans Trust Fund. This fund assists veterans with job training, expenses related to facility or at-home care, individual or family counseling, and other services.


Married Separate Filers: Married couples filing separately on a combined return (filing status 3) must enter their combined checkoff amounts in the appropriate box(es) if both choose to contribute to a specific checkoff.

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