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Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit
Giving your gift to agape tells your tax dollars to be used for AZ foster care tax credit.
Please help us support families by contributing to programs that provide stable, loving environments to children, mothers & fathers who are alone and in crisis.
Yearly Donor Impact
Foster children placements
Families trained for foster care
Children served through PA program
Adult clients served through PA program
Placement families served through PA program
ARIZONA’S FOSTER CARE TAX CREDIT
This tax credit will replace what you owe in state taxes by $1000 (married) or $500 (single). Taxpayers may utilize several tax credits each year: AZ Foster Care, Private & Public School, and Charitable.
See our AZ Tax Credit page for more information.
Q: What is the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit?
This is a charitable contribution you can give to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations. Through Agape Adoption Agency of Arizona, Inc., you can replace what you owe in state taxes all at no additional cost to you. In other words, your gift redirects your tax to help the children Agape serves.
Q: HOW DOES IT WORK?
When you receive your W-2 and complete your tax return, one of three things will happen:
- You end up having no tax liability.
- You overpaid during the year and are receiving a refund
- You owe additional state taxes because not enough withholdings occurred during the year throughout your paychecks.
If you fall into #2 or #3, you’ll pay Arizona state income taxes. Taking advantage of the tax credit allows you either to increase the amount of refund you receive from the state or decrease what you owe to the state. It also allows a say in what your tax payment actually does. Our QFCO Code is 10031 and you will need this number for your tax return.
Q: What if I don't owe state taxes?
The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit dollars may be carried forward for up to five years, reducing future tax liability.
Q: How do I file for the credit?
There is a simple line that will be included with the state tax form that you or your accountant will complete.
Q: Does this tax credit also apply to federal tax returns?
The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction only on your state taxes. You may also be able to claim a federal tax deduction for the amount donated. Check with your tax professional.
Q: IS A TAX CREDIT DIFFERENT FROM A TAX DEDUCTION?
Yes. Tax deductions are expenses, including charitable donations, that reduce your total taxable income and therefore the amount of tax you pay. A tax credit is different: A tax credit allows you to redirect 100 percent of the amount designated (up to $1000 for taxpayers filing jointly and $500 for individual taxpayers), dollar-for-dollar, to the areas you choose.
Additionally, if you itemize your taxes on your U.S. federal tax return, you may be able to claim your donation as a federal tax deduction, thus lowering the amount of federal tax you’ll pay to the IRS.
Q: CAN I ALSO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OTHER STATE TAX CREDITS?
Yes! Donating to Agape Adoption Agency of Arizona, Inc., does not limit your ability to give under other Arizona Tax Credits, such as private and public school tax credits. You can give and benefit under all three tax credits! For additional information, check with your tax professional.
Please note: This is not professional tax or legal advice. Consult a tax adviser about your specific situation. For more information on the tax credit, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue or call 1-800-352-4090.
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