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New Rules: AZ Foster Care Tax Credit

A donation to AASK qualifies for Arizona's foster care tax credit - which may mean a dollar-for-dollar reduction of the state tax you owe. Here's what's new in 2016:

New in 2016, the Foster Care Charitable Giving tax credit is an entirely separate tax credit than the Charitable Giving tax credit.

— You can give up to $500 (single) or $1,000 (couple filing jointly) to be eligible to take a Foster Care Charitable Giving tax credit.
— The tax credit deadline was extended from December 31 to April 15, 2017. You no longer have a deadline in December.
— Not all charities qualify for the Arizona Tax Credit. You can find a list of qualified charities here. You'll find AASK on the QFCO giving list.

For Example:

Tax Credit

Beginning in 2016, tax credit gifts to qualifying foster care organizations are completely separate from both school tax credit gifts and gifts to other charitable organizations.

You can make a secure gift online here, or if you prefer to mail it, please fill out this AASK tax credit form and send it with your check to the address at the bottom of the form. For this credit, that tax year and the calendar year are the same; gifts made in 2016 would be used on tax returns filed for 2016.

To Claim the Credit You Must:
 — be an Arizona resident
 — complete Arizona tax forms 352 & 301 to file with your state tax return
 — postmark contributions or make them online by April 15th

AASK is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax ID # 86-0611935; United Way # 0023.

Please consult your tax professional for specific advice.

For more information regarding Arizona’s Charitable Tax Credit, and AASK's listing as a Qualifying Foster Care Organization, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue online at: Arizona Department of Revenue