Support individuals and families experiencing domestic abuse with a qualifying charitable donation to Emerge
Did you know that you can direct a portion of your state tax dollars to support individuals and families experiencing domestic abuse? The Arizona tax credit for qualifying charitable organizations allows any individual who owes Arizona state income tax to claim a dollar-for-dollar credit for their donation to Emerge and other qualifying organizations, up to $400 for an individual filer or $800 for joint filers. This is a credit, not a deduction, meaning every dollar you donate reduces what you owe the state by that amount. This credit can only be claimed by individuals, not businesses, corporations, or groups. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to work together towards ending abuse in our community. Click here to make your contribution.
Donations can be made anytime during the tax year and up to April 15 of the following year. This year, because of the change in the federal tax filing date, the state of Arizona has extended the deadline for charitable donations and tax filing to May 17, 2021. This gives you an extra chance to give and receive the tax credit for 2020! You may also claim any donation made during 2021 on your 2021 taxes.
Claiming the credit is easy. When you file your Arizona state income tax forms, include form 321 to list your donation(s) and reduce your taxes by the corresponding amount on your tax form. If you have any questions about applying your charitable donations to your taxes, we recommend that you speak with an accountant or tax professional. Emerge staff are not qualified to provide specific advice on tax questions. Additional information can also be found at www.givelocalkeeplocal.org