How to Make a Donation to the Children’s Tuition Fund for Timothy Students
You’ll need to take several steps to make a donation. But we will walk you through each step to make it as painless as possible.
Create an account on mytax.illinois.gov. In order to create an account you will need a “Letter ID”. You can request one by choosing “Individuals” and then under “Miscellaneous” click “Request a Letter ID”. A paper letter with your ID number will be mailed to you, this may take up to 5 business days. Then go back to mytax.illinois.gov and create your account.
Inside your MyTax Illinois account you will need to request a Contribution Authorization Certificate. You will need to click on your “Individual” account. Then in the list under “I Want To” you will click “Contribute to Invest in Kids.” The Illinois Department of Revenue will email you when your Contribution Authorization Certificate (CAC) is available to be downloaded from your MyTax Illinois account. Be patient—this might take several days. The certificate will be available under the correspondence tab in your account. The certificate will expire 60 days after it is issued.
Now that you have a certificate, go to the Children’s Tuition Fund at the Association of Christian Schools International website, www.acsi.org/ctfil. Select the option to Give Now, and Specify the Children’s Tuition Fund of IL. You will need to upload an image of your certificate and indicate whether you are contributing as an Individual or corporation. If you check Individual, you may choose to give to the General fund or to a Designated School. Please choose Designated School and select Timothy Christian Elementary/Middle School, or Timothy Christian High School.
CTFIL will issue you a donation receipt which you will use to claim your 75% tax credit when you file your 2018 IL income tax return.
Still confused? Call Jason van den Brink at 630.782.4221 or email vandenbrink@timothychristian.