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Community Investment Tax Credit

The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) allows donors to double their impact by providing a 50% refundable tax credit against Commonwealth of Massachusetts tax liability.

Program Background

The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) was signed into law on August 6, 2012 as part of a larger economic development bill called An Act Relative to Infrastructure, Enhanced Competitiveness and Economic Growth in the Commonwealth.  It is designed to support high-impact community-led economic development initiatives through a strategic, market-based approach that leverages private contributions and builds strong local partnerships. This program is used to support a broad array of community development efforts as determined in partnership with the local community.  For more on the program's background and history, click here.

  • The minimum donation each year is $1,000
  • Individuals, corporations and for-profit entities, non-profit organizations, and foundations are eligible
  • Massachusetts residency or tax liability NOT required
Making a CITC Contribution

It's easy to do well by doing good. Contributions over $1,000 a 50% refundable tax credit through the Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit program.

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Donate to LISC

LISC Boston is a recipient of Community Investment Tax Credits (CITC).

Please contact Tia Vice at 617.410.4343 or, if you would like to make a donation using Community Investment Tax Credits.

LISC, is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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How It Works

Learn from our partners at MACDC about how the CITC program works for Community Support Organizations like LISC, MACDC, and the United Way.

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