Wisconsin Tax Check-Off

Volunteer talks to a little girl in a Red Cross Shelter

It's tax time once again, and it's your chance to be a hero for those in need. On the "Donations" line of your Wisconsin State Income Tax return is an option to donate to Red Cross WI Disaster Relief!

Red Cross chapters in Wisconsin responded to more than 780 disasters last year and helped more than 4,000 people, providing them with direct help or financial assistance to help meet their basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, replacement medications, hygiene items, blankets and more.

The Red Cross relies on the generosity of donors to deliver disaster relief services to those in need. A contribution through your State income taxes is an easy way to be a hero and provide for critical emergency needs of those impacted by disaster.

Funds donated by Wisconsin taxpayers will directly support Red Cross disaster relief services in Wisconsin as well as help Wisconsin residents prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Wisconsin income tax refunds will fund Red Cross services by:

  • Purchasing physical supplies to be used during disaster responses, such as cots, blankets, food, water, snacks, diapers and other baby supplies, cups, coffee, etc.
  • Providing direct financial assistance to families affected by disasters ranging from a single home fire affecting one family to a wildfire displacing dozens.
  • Covering the costs of preparedness trainings for individuals and families.
  • Supporting neighborhood pilot programs which help targeted communities build networks and plans to help them be more resilient in the face of disaster and better able to recuperate.

Fill in the amount you wish to contribute on Line 35i of Form 1 or Line 26i of Form 1A on the "Donations" line of your Wisconsin State Income Tax return. It's never been easier to be a Hero!

Consult with your tax preparer for more information about Donations.