SUBPART CC. LOUISIANA MAKE-A-WISH ACT
§120.101. Income tax checkoff; Louisiana Make-A-Wish Act
A. Every individual who files an individual income tax return for the current tax year and who is entitled to a refund may designate on his current year return that all or any portion of the total amount of the refund to which he is entitled shall be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana, hereinafter referred to as the "foundation", in lieu of that amount being paid to him as a refund. In this case the refund shall be reduced by the amount so designated. The designation shall be made at the time of filing the current year tax return and shall be made upon the income tax return form as prescribed by the secretary of the Department of Revenue, hereinafter referred to as the "secretary". No donation made under the provisions of this Subpart shall be invalid for want of an authentic act.
B. There is hereby established in the state treasury a special escrow fund to be known as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Fund, hereinafter referred to as the "fund". The fund is established to receive deposits of donations made on individual income tax returns for the benefit of the foundation. The fund shall be administered by the state treasurer, who shall every three months, remit the remaining balance of monies in the fund to the foundation. The foundation shall use the monies derived from such donations for the purpose of granting wishes to children within Louisiana who have life-threatening medical conditions.
C. The House Committee on Ways and Means, may, at its discretion, request a report from the foundation relative to its operations. The form and content of the report shall be prescribed by the chairman of the committee, but shall at a minimum contain a detailed explanation of the revenues and expenditures, as well as a description of the organization's activities. The committee may summon any person employed by or associated with the foundation to provide testimony with respect to the report.
Acts 2011, No. 198, §1, eff. for taxable years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2011.