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Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit FAQs

Arizona Foster Care Tax CreditIn Arizona,
you decide where
your tax dollars go.

Exciting News! The Governor has signed a 2016 bill that increases the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit to $1000 for couples filing jointly and $500 for individuals. This bill also separates out and creates a new tax credit for those contributions.

The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit helps at-risk foster children and reduces your state income tax. Your donation is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona taxes up $1000. So a gift of $25 means a $25 tax credit!

Take your foster care tax credit today!

  • A foster care tax credit can reduce what you owe in state taxes by $1000 (married couples) or $500 (single filers).
  • Even a child with a part-time job, filing a simple form is able to redirect their taxes.

  • Taxpayers may utilize several tax credits each year: Arizona Foster Care, Private School, and Public School.

One way to make a difference in the lives of children is through the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit.  This is not a tax deduction, rather a tax credit. The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit is available only to individuals and residents who file taxes in Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

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Simply click on the link below to complete your Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit donation on our secure page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit?

This is a charitable contribution you can give to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations that work with over 200 foster children in a year. With it, you can reduce what you owe in state taxes by $1000 (married couples) or $500 (single filers) – all at no additional cost to you. In other words, you can either pay the State or you can give to serving at-risk children through Christian Family Care.

Does this foster care tax credit also apply to federal tax returns?

The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction on your State taxes. Not just a deduction but actual tax credit. You may also be able to claim a federal tax deduction for the amount donated. Check with your tax professional.

How do I know if I qualify?

The credit is for Arizona taxpayers with income filing as:

  • married filing jointly: up to $1000
  • single or unmarried head of household: up to $500
  • separate returns: up to $500

How do I claim the credit for contributions to a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization? 

The credit is available only to individuals/couples filing in Arizona. You report the name of the Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization you donated to as well as the dollar amount of your donation to the Department of Revenue on Form 352 (available in early January). You must also total your nonrefundable individual tax credits on Form 301 and include all applicable forms when you file your tax return.

Can I also take advantage of other State tax credits?

Yes! In addition to the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit, you may also take advantage of tax credits available through private school tuition tax credit organizations, charitable tax credit (working poor tax credit), and the public school tax credit, further reducing your tax liability. Check with your tax professional.

Do I qualify for the credit if I do not owe taxes at year end?

The credit reduces your state tax liability independently from any tax that you may have withheld during the year. If you withheld an amount equal to or greater than your tax liability, the credit will increase your state tax refund. And, you may carry the credit forward for five years.

For more specific information on the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit, ARS 43-1088, consult your tax advisor or the Arizona Department of Revenue at (602) 255-3381. Or, go online to: Arizona Department of Revenue

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