Taxpayers now have a cost-free way to make a significant contribution to the students at Ohr Torah Cincinnati (OTC). Thanks to Ohio’s new state tax credit, individuals who donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) can receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit of up to $750 ($1500 for married, filing jointly). You may even designate your gift specifically for Ohr Torah Cincinnati.
Ohr Torah Cincinnati is partnering with Every Child Every Family in order for you to take advantage of this opportunity, determine where your tax dollars are used, and help our students and families. Your support enables OTC to provide a whole-child education to families regardless of their ability to pay. To donate please visit EveryChildEveryFamily.org/donate and select ‘Ohr Torah Cincinnati’ as your school to donate to. If donating via check, please download the contribution form below, write ‘Ohr Torah Cincinnati’ as your designated school, and send both check & form to,
Every Child Every Family
School Choice Ohio
1335 Dublin Road, Suite 50-A
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Anyone whose taxable income is over $46,100 owes a minimum of $915.07 in state tax. A $750 donation to an SGO would reduce this amount to $165.07. That means $750 of tax money to a scholarship to help a student receive a quality Jewish education and $165.07 remains for the state.
You can use the chart below from the Ohio Department of Taxation to determine your tax liability if you know your Ohio Taxable Income amount. Taxable state income can be found on page 2 of your state income tax return (Ohio IT 1040) line 13 (page 2).
For taxable years beginning in 2022:
Ohio Taxable Income
0 – $26,050
$26,051 – $46,100
$360.69 + 2.765% of excess over $26,050
$915.07 + 3.226% of excess over $46,100
$92,150 – $115,300
$2,400.64 + 3.688% of excess over $92,150
more than $115,300
$3,254.41+ 3.990% of excess over $115,300
Your donation to an Ohio Scholarship Granting Organization would NOT be eligible as an Ohio credit. The full donation may be eligible to take as a deduction on your federal tax return.
The SGO, Every Child Every Family, is responsible for acknowledging the taxpayer’s contribution. The Scholarship Granting organization will issue a copy of a receipt or other document stating the amount of the contribution, the date, and the organization’s name. The donor must have this document to take the tax credit for the calendar year. If you do not receive your receipt within 24-hours, please reach out to email@example.com, do NOT reach out to Ohr Torah Cincinnati.
Yes. The tax credit is on a per-individual taxpayer basis. Married couples can receive up to two separate $ 750 deductions, totaling $1,500. To receive the maximum credit, spouses must make TWO SEPARATE $750 donations, one in each of their names. A single $1,500 will only return a single $750 tax credit.
You may do so! In that case, the first $750 will be granted a $750 state tax credit, and the amount of the gift beyond the initial $750 may be claimed as a federal and state tax deduction. Consult with your tax specialist to review your specific tax situation. In the meantime, find more information at: www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/charitable-contribution-deductions.
House Bill 110 was passed September 2021
Section 5747.73 | Credit for donations to scholarship organizations