Corndog Checkoff Tax Form Donations Support Iowa State Fairgrounds

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DES MOINES, IA (02/01/2018) (readMedia)-- Corndog Checkoff Tax Form Donations Support Iowa State Fairgrounds

It's tax time in Iowa and that means it's time for Iowans to consider supporting the Iowa State Fairgrounds with a donation through the Corndog Checkoff. Help us continue the momentum!

The Corndog Tax Checkoff provides Iowans an easy opportunity to participate in the renovation and preservation of the historic Fairgrounds. All donations are tax deductible!

The "State Fair" checkoff, nicknamed the Corndog Checkoff, can be found on line 57b of Iowa tax form 1040. According to Iowa law, tax filers may contribute $1(or more) to the Corndog Tax Checkoff. The amount specified is reduced from your refund or added to the amount owed.

In 2017, the Corndog Checkoff reached the milestone of raising a total of more than $2 million to renovate and preserve the Iowa State Fairgrounds! The average donation has been nearly $10 per tax payer. But there is still more work to do, more traditions to preserve, and additional barns and buildings to save.

Iowans can show they care by contributing to the Corndog Checkoff. With over 1.5 million tax returns filed each year in Iowa, every contribution counts!

The Iowa State Fair is a favorite destination a million visitors each year! The economic impact of the annual Fair is conservatively estimated at $100 million, with another $30 million generated from more than 200 interim events held on the Fairgrounds each year.

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is the non-profit 501(c)3 fundraising arm of the Iowa State Fair charged with raising funds to renovate and preserve the historic 445-acre Iowa State Fairgrounds. To raise the required funds, the Foundation seeks support through corporate donations, individual contributions, planned giving, in-kind services, and the annual Corndog Checkoff.

The 2018 Iowa State Fair will be August 9-19. "Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments!"