Donate to Charity and Receive Full Arizona Income Tax Credit

| September 16, 2011

Arizonan’s have the opportunity again to donate to approved charities that help the working poor and receive full dollar-for-dollar credit on their Arizona income tax filings. This is a tax credit, not a deduction, meaning that 100% of your donation, up to the maximum $200 for a single filer or $400 for a married couple, is deducted from your tax burden, making it possible to donate to a charity without it costing you anything.

In order for the donation to qualify, the charitable organization must either be a 501(c)(3) organization or a designated community action agency that receives community services block grants, and spend at least 50% of it’s budget on services to Arizona residents who receive TANF funds or chronically ill or disabled children. Approved organizations for 2011 are listed on Arizona’s Department of Revenue’s website. There is also a taxpayer FAQ that lays out the details of how to claim the credit, and additional information including links to the tax publications here.

Several Tucson area charities are eligible and need your donations, including the Community Food Bank, Interfaith Community Services, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and the Salvation Army, to name but a few.

Always check with your tax adviser to make sure that you are eligible. Then direct your eligible tax dollars to charities that help families in our area.


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