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The Illinois Invest In Kids Scholarship Tax Credit Program offers a 75% income tax credit to individuals and businesses that contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs).

To enter the Invest in Kids Scholarship Tax Credit:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click State to expand, then click Illinois (or IL). On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click State.
  2. Click Credits in the Illinois Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Credits from Schedule 1299-C.
  3. Click + Add Schedule C to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  4. Continue with the interview process to enter all of the appropriate information.
  5. On the screen titled Illinois - Credits from Schedule 1299-C, click Edit on the Form 1299-C shown in your name.
  6. Scroll down to Step 3, Line 19, click Credit Input Worksheet Available, then click the yellow folder to access the associated document.
  7. Click to expand Schedule 1299-C - Credit Input Worksheet, then click Add.
  8. Click the 1 Select the credit line for a drop-down, select "5660 – Invest in Kids," complete the rest of the worksheet, then click Save & Close.

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