In 2019, Colorado returned more than $1 billion in refunds to 1.9 million state taxpayers. In 2020, Coloradans who receive a state income tax refund will have a chance to donate all or some of it to a local nonprofit, including the IRC in Denver.  

As Tax Day approaches, please consider a contribution to the IRC in Denver. 

ReFUND CO is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Association and implemented by the Colorado Department of Revenue and Colorado Secretary of State. It’s the result of bipartisan state legislation enacted in 2018 that was sponsored by Sen. Lois Court, Rep. Jim Wilson, and Rep. Chris Hansen. If you get a state income tax refund, this new program puts you in control of deciding how much to donate and exactly which Colorado-registered charity will directly benefit. 

For the IRC in Denver, this provides a new way to fund our ongoing work in the community. Whether you do your taxes yourself or use a tax preparer, provides simple instructions for how to make sure your refund donation goes to your chosen nonprofit. 

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Decide how much of your refund to donate.
  2. Enter International Rescue Committee and our registration number 20033004683 in the “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund” line on your state income tax return or tax software – or just give this info to your tax preparer when you share your tax documents. 
  3. Smile knowing you’ve helped IRC in Denver continue to serve refugees and immigrants in Colorado.  

With this new program, you can re-energize our important work for another year!   

We are immensely grateful for your past support and hope you’ll consider donating through this new program to maintain our mission of helping people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.