Helping California Wildlife: AB-1031

Personal income taxes: Voluntary Contributions: Rare and Endangered Species Preservation Program: Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund.

In part, this bill will allow an individual to designate on his or her California tax return that a specified amount in excess of his or her tax liability be transferred to the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund, which would be created by this bill. To eligible for the grant program to receive the collected funds, the wildlife facility must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. The applicant shall provide proof that it is a nonprofit organization that operates a wildlife rehabilitation facility permitted pursuant to Section 679 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.
  2. The applicant shall be in compliance with all conditions of its Wildlife Rehabilitation Memorandum of Understanding.
  3. The applicant shall maintain active participation in the wildlife rehabilitation medical database.

When you file your 2017 CA taxes, under “Voluntary Contributions” you will now see Code 439, “Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund” where a dollar amount can be designated. Please tell your friends, family, and colleagues about this opportunity to support the work you do! Let your tax preparer know up front that you want to make a contribution.