Tax Refund Habitat Donation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The state Game and Parks Commission is reminding Nebraskans that part of their tax refund can go toward wildlife and habitat conservation.

Commission members say the tax check-off on 2012 state income tax forms allows individuals to donate all or a part of their tax refund to the Wildlife Conservation Fund.

Kristal Stoner, the commission's wildlife diversity program manager, says the check-off is one of the main sources of state funding that protects and helps manage more than 95 percent of nongame fish and wildlife species in the state.

The check-off is on Line 42 of Nebraska state income tax forms. Donations can also be made online or by mail, to the Wildlife Conservation Fund in Lincoln.

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