Community Service Tax Credits Available

Taxes The Greeley-Wallace County Healthcare Foundation has been awarded credits for 2013-2014 tax years. As a rural community, the credits are offered at 70% of the contribution.

Community Service Tax Credits are awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce and offer the contributor an opportunity to positively impact a local project. An individual or business who has an obligation for Kansas State Income taxes may donate to this project. In order to receive a tax credit, an individual or business must contribute at least $250 to the Greeley-Wallace County Healthcare Foundation. For example, if you owe the State of Kansas $1,000 you may contribute that amount to the Greeley-Wallace County Healthcare Foundation and receive a $700 tax credit certificate. You will send the tax credit and the remaining $300 to the State of Kansas. The entire $1,000 donation is then eligible to be used as a charitable tax deduction on your federal tax returns. A person interested in contributing to this project should consult their tax advisor to understand how these credits may benefit them. The tax credits are available on a first come, first serve basis and are expected to go quickly.

The Healthcare Foundation plans to assist Greeley County Health Services in purchasing a comprehensive communications system which will benefit patients and employees in the Greeley County Hospital, long term care and clinics in Tribune and Sharon Springs.

Contact Chrysanne Grund cgrund@mygchs.com for information.

GCHS awarded Rural HIT Network Development Grant

Greeley County Health Services is pleased to announce the receipt of funding through Health Resources Services Administration for a Rural Health Information Technology Network Development Grant. This grant will enable GCHS and community based partners to create a comprehensive electronic network for health information exchange in our rural communities. Debbi Lehner, Greeley County Health Services CEO commented, ““This is very exciting news for our community and our organization. The ability to electronically link to the other local health agencies will give truly seamless care to our patients.”

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