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- SARSEF in the Schools – Fall 2019 Highlights
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- SARSEF Awarded Bayer Fund Grant
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SARSEF Qualifies for Arizona Tax Credit Contributions!
SARSEF Qualifies for Arizona Tax Credit Contributions
This Qualified Charitable Organization Tax Credit is different from and can be IN ADDITION TO the AZ School Tax Credit. Prepare our future workforce! Individuals may receive up to $400 and a married couple may receive up to $800 when filing their 2018 tax returns before April 15, 2019.
Please contact a qualified tax advisor for advice on your specific situation. SARSEF’s Arizona QCO CODE is: 21048
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Your thank you letter will include the information you will need if you are able to claim the Arizona Tax Credit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you give us some general information about the qualifying tax credit?
A: The Arizona state income tax credit that may be available to you when you donate to SARSEF is referred to as the Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit (formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit). SARSEF is not a tax advisor. Please contact a qualified tax advisor for advice on your specific situation. SARSEF’s Arizona QCO CODE is: 21048 General questions? (520) 273-8259
Q: Can I claim a Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit and a school tax credit?
A: Yes, the Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit is separate from, and does not compete with, the Public School Tax Credit or the Private School Tax Credit. Therefore, donations to both your child’s school and to SARSEF may entitle you to multiple Arizona tax credits.
Q: Who can qualify for taking the Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit?
A: Just individuals. Donations from corporations are not eligible but may want to investigate giving through a SARSEF Corporate Sponsorship.
Q: Is there a limit to how much I can claim?
A: Yes. The maximum Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit per year is: (i) $400 for taxpayers filing as “single,” “head of household,” or “married filing separate,” and (ii) $800 for taxpayers filing as “married filing joint.”
Q: What is the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction?
A: A tax credit is a credit that a taxpayer receives as a dollar-for-dollar reduction of the taxpayer’s income tax liability. A tax deduction is a deduction against a taxpayer’s taxable income, reducing income that would otherwise be taxable, with the result being that the taxpayer generally pays less tax.
Q: Can I claim a tax credit and a tax deduction for my donation to SARSEF?
A: To the extent you are eligible to do so, a donation to SARSEF may result in both (i) an Arizona state income tax credit, reported on your Arizona income tax return, and (ii) a Federal income tax deduction, reported on your Federal income tax return. You cannot claim both a deduction and a credit for the same charitable donation on your Arizona tax return.
Q: Do I have to itemize deductions to take advantage of this tax credit?
A: No, taxpayers do not have to itemize deductions on their Arizona income tax return to claim the Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit.
Q: Will SARSEF provide me with documentation of my contribution?
A: Yes, we will provide you with a receipt of your contributions to SARSEF.
Q: Where can I find out more information about Arizona Tax Credits?
A: We recommend you consult your tax advisor regarding questions about how you may be able to benefit from the Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit. More information about Arizona Tax Credit can be found here.
SARSEF is not a tax advisor. Please contact a qualified tax advisor for advice on your specific situation.
Other Ways to Give
Make a Planned Gift
Love SARSEF beyond your lifetime when you leave your legacy through an estate gift (will and trust bequests, beneficiary inclusions, gifts of stock, charitable gift annuities, and more). Contact us at (520) 621-8646 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If your employer has a matching gift program, allows you to make a gift through payroll deduction, or offers volunteer grants, you may be able to double your gift! Contact your Human Resources or Community Relations office for more information.
Give Goods or Volunteer
Gifts of volunteer time, goods or services allow us to offset program costs. Share your idea with us at (520) 273-8259 or email@example.com
Shop on Amazon
Register for SARSEF to be your charity of choice and shop at www.smile.amazon.com. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to SARSEF.
Know a company or business that wants to invest in youth, their industry needs, and tomorrow’s workforce? Download our Sponsor Opportunities brochure: https://sarsef.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SARSEF-Sponsor-Website-download-copy.pdf
Have another donation in mind?
We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at (520) 273-8259 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!