Tax Credit Scholarships

Tax Credit Scholarships

Illinois Invest In Kids Act

Information for Contributors

Information for families interested in applying for a scholarship can be found here.

Short Program Overview

To Contribute to the Fund:

  1. Anyone with an Illinois tax liability can participate--individuals or businesses.
  2. You will need to have or apply for an MyTax Illinois Account.
    1. Click on the Individuals tab.
    2. Click on Request a Letter ID and follow the instructions.
    3. Once you receive your letter through the mail, follow the instructions to activate your account.
  3. Reserve your contribution through the Illinois Department of Revenue using your MyTax Illinois Account.
    1. Login to your MyTax Illinois account.
    2. Once you are in your MyTax account, click on your income tax account.
    3. Under the “I Want To” section, click on the “Contribute to Invest in Kids” hyperlink to request the income tax credit.
  4. Contribute to one of two scholarship organizations that we are affiliated with within 60 days of reserving:
    1. Children's Tuition Fund of Illinois
    2. Bright Promise Fund

View our informational video for more information