Donations must be to a qualified, tax deductible charity.
Bring in all letters and receipts from the charities.
You may be entitled to an Arizona tax credit along with a federal tax deduction. You do not need to itemize to get this credit.
Volunteer fire companies
Public parks and recreation facilities
Federal, state and local governments
If the contribution is solely for public purposes
War veterans groups
Aid to evacuees
Bargain sales to charity
Benefit performances, book samples, films and recordings
Church building funds, church dues
Foster parent expenses
Property donated, rent in excess of fair rental value
Tickets donated for resale
Military Family Relief Fund
The Arizona Military Family Relief Fund was established by the Arizona legislature in 2007 to provide financial assistance to the families of currently deployed Service Members and post 9/11 Military and Veteran Families for hardships caused by the Service Member's deployment to a combat zone. Contribution amounts eligible for credit: $200 for single filers / $400 for joint filers.
Public School Tax Credit
An individual may claim a credit for making contributions or paying fees to a public school for support of eligible activities. Be sure to bring in your receipt from the school showing your contribution amount. For the purpose of claiming Arizona’s tax credit for contributions made or certain fees paid to a public school, the Arizona Department of Revenue now requires taxpayers report the school’s County Code, Type Code, and District Code & Site Number (CTDS) number. Contribution amounts eligible for credit: $200 for single filers / $400 for joint filers.
Contribution amounts eligible for credit: $593 limit for single filers / $1,186 for joint filers.
This tax credit is available to individual taxpayers who donate the maximum amount allowed under the Credit for Contributions to Private School Tuition Organizations and make an additional donation to a Certified School Tuition Organization. Contribution amount eligible for credit: $590 limit for single filers / $1179 for joint filers. Here is a list of the School Tuition Organizations certified to receive donations.
Non-cash donations to charitable organizations are eligible for deduction based on the actual value of goods donated. Links to help you determine the value of non-cash contributions such as furniture, appliances, clothing.
All deductions must have a receipt. Any individual contributions over $250 require a letter from the charity. Extra forms need to be filed for non-cash donations over $500. A written appraisal is required for items over $5,000. Cars, boats and planes have different rules.
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