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West Virginia Department of Development

Neighborhood Investment Tax Credits

Please click here to view the printable Neighborhood Investment Program Brochure for West Virginia.

The Children's Home of Wheeling wants to thank and express appreciation for the support we receive from our generous donors. For gifts of $500 or more to The Children's Home of Wheeling, we are able to award Neighborhood Investment Program tax credit vouchers from the WV Department of Development! These tax credits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to our special donors to The Children's Home of Wheeling. Timing of tax credit availability varies.  For more information, please call (304) 233-2367.

Neighborhood Investment Program tax credits may be applied against taxes owed on one of these three West Virginia taxes:

  • WV Personal Income Taxes
  • WV Business Franchise Taxes
  • WV Corporate Net Income Taxes

Tax credits are much more valuable to you than tax deductions, because WV Neighborhood Investment Program tax credits directly reduce your West Virginia tax liability equal to the amount of the tax credit (1/2 of the donation). Simply send the voucher, along with the attached Program Worksheet, (Tax form WV/NIP-2) and include it with the appropriate WV tax form (Deduct the tax credit amount from the tax due amount.)

There are a few minor limitations:

  • Minimum eligible gift:  $500
  • The credit cannot cause your total tax liability to be reduced by more than 50%
  • All tax credits must be taken within a 5 year period

Following your donation:

  • The Children's Home of Wheeling will issue a Tax Credit Voucher (Tax form WV/NIP-1) to you, specifying the amount and type of donation.

Please share this important information with your tax advisor. For more detailed information, please contact Chasity Birkett at The Children's Home of Wheeling by calling (304) 233-2367, ext. 257, or by email at cbirkett@chowinc.org.