Community Investment Tax Credit

Your investment in WHALE will strengthen the New Bedford community through historic preservation!

For a limited time, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is offering a special program, the Community Investment Tax Credit, to encourage increased support for community development corporations like WHALE.
Your donation will strengthen New Bedford and improve the lives of local residents by:

  • Restoring and reusing historic treasures
  • Creating opportunities in affordable housing
  • Providing new arts and cultural venues
  • Developing stronger neighborhoods
  • Fostering a vibrant community
  • Educating the community on preservation

The Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) provides a 50% state tax credit for donations of $1,000 or more. For every $1,000 you give, you’ll receive a $500 state income tax credit.  If the credit exceeds your liability, the state refunds the balance of the credit.
Individuals and Organizations who donate $1,000 or more are eligible to receive a CITC.

Here’s an example of the annual tax savings for a $1,000 donation:
This illustration represents a 35% tax bracket.  Situations vary.  Please consult your tax advisor.

Donation to WHALE$1,000$2,500$5,000$10,000
MA Community Investment Tax Credit$500$1,250$2,500$5,000
Federal Tax Deduction (35%)*$175$438$875$1,750
Total First Year Tax Savings$675$1,688$3,375$6,750
Net Donation $325$812$1,625$3,250
   *Illustration – 35% tax bracket.  Consult your tax advisor

Make your donation today! Every contribution makes a difference. WHALE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You may donate online or contact us to speak with someone about the Community Investment Tax Credit Program.  We hope you will make a contribution, and in turn make a difference in the lives of the New Bedford community.