Missouri House passes organ donor tax checkoff option

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 9:51 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri taxpayers could have the option next year of making financial contributions to the state's organ donor fund.

The Missouri House has passed legislation adding the organ donor fund to a list of 20 checkoff options on Missouri's income tax forms. The measure now goes to the Senate.

The bill is an attempt to generate more money for the organ donor registry. Currently, the registry is largely funded by $1 contributions made at vehicle license offices. But contributions last year were barely one-third of what they were in 1999.

The minimum income tax checkoff would be $2 for individuals or $4 for joint filers, but people could contribute more.


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