(02/21/22) BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisiana residents begin filing state income tax returns, they have another charitable option to which they can donate their refund.
A bill authored by Rep. Joseph Orgeron and passed by the state legislature in 2021 allows taxpayers to donate all or part of their adjusted overpayment or refund to the LSU AgCenter 4-H Grant Walker Educational Center. The center is home to Louisiana’s 4-H camp. Donations will provide quality field trips, off-season programs and other outstanding educational opportunities.
4-H Camp at Camp Grant Walker is celebrating 100 years in 2022, the past two of which have been difficult. The facility has been shuttered because of the COVID-19 pandemic and damage endured during hurricanes Laura and Delta in 2020.
But the campgrounds won’t be quiet this year. With repairs underway, another season of 4-H Camp is planned for this summer.
“To better serve new generations, the camp needs more than repairs; it needs upgrades,” said Patrick Tuck, executive director of the Louisiana 4-H Foundations. “These enhancements can expand offerings, update technology and improve the overall camp experience.”
Taxpayers who would like to donate their overpayment and use a certified public accountant can advise their accountant to include the donation when filing. Others can download this PDF (enter donation amount on page 6, line 19 of the IT-540 Schedule D form) or file online.
More information can be found on the Louisiana Department of Revenue website at https://revenue.louisiana.gov/TaxForms/IT540Bi(2021).pdf.
LSU AgCenter file photo from 4-H camp
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture