Child Care Provider Eligibility

IF YOU ARE A LICENSED CHILD CARE PROVIDER IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, YOU ARE ALREADY ELIGIBLE! SIMPLY FOLLOW THREE STEPS TO GENERATING AND ACCEPTING CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • Tell you parents, families and community members about the credit
  • Accept donations
  • Fill out the one-page Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Certification form (DR1317). Give one copy to the donor to attach to their Colorado state income tax return and keep one copy for yourself.

IF YOU AN UNLICENSED CHILD CARE PROVIDER, YOU MUST FIRST COMPLETE THE UNLICENSED CHILD CARE ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION (DR 1318) AND MAIL TO THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, DENVER, CO 80261-0005. THEN:

  • Tell your parents, families and community members about the credit
  • Accept donations
  • Fill out the one-page Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Certification form (DR1317). Give one copy to the donor to attach to their Colorado state income tax return and keep one copy for yourself.