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Information concerning tax credit donations
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Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) is a Qualifying Charitable Organization. WACOG will provide a certification letter when your donation has been received.
Qualifying Charitable Organization Tax Credit FAQ’s:
Q: What is the Arizona Tax Credit for Qualifying Charitable Organizations?
A: You may claim a tax credit for voluntary cash contributions you make during a taxable year to a Qualifying Charitable Organization such as WACOG.
Q: How much can I donate to WACOG?
A: You can donate any amount you choose, but the amount you can claim for the tax credit is limited. Married couples filing jointly can claim up to $800. Individual filers can claim up to $400.
Q: How do I claim the credit?
A: WACOG will provide you with a certification letter when your donation is received. You report the name of the Qualifying Charitable Organization you donated to as well as the dollar amount of your donation on AZ Form 321.
Q: What is the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction?
A: A tax deduction is an expense that reduces taxable income by a certain percentage. A tax credit, on the other hand, reduces your tax liability dollar-for-dollar.
Q: Do I have to itemize my deductions to claim the credit?
A: No. Starting with the 2013 tax year, you do not have to itemize deductions to claim a credit for contributions to a Qualifying Charitable Organization.
Q: Do my contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organization’s influence the amount that can claimed for other tax credits?
A: Donations to Qualifying Charitable Organization’s and donations eligible for other credits are claimed as separate credits with separate limitations for each. Consult the AZ Department of Revenue website for more information on nonrefundable credits.
ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR TAX ADVISOR
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