Foster Care Tax Credit

Foster Care Tax Credit 

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is one of only 39 non-profits recognized by the Arizona Department of Revenue as a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization. In 2016, the Foster Care tax credit was completely separated from the Qualifying Charitable Organizations (formerly Working Poor) tax credit. Free Arts donors that pay income tax in Arizona may claim the maximum Foster Care tax credit while also claiming the maximum Qualifying Charitable Organizations tax credit. This tax credit allows Arizona taxpayers to re-direct their tax dollars to help bring much needed therapeutic arts programs to more than 8,200 abused and homeless children that Free Arts serves annually. 

Taxpayers filing as:

  • “single” and “head of household” status may claim a maximum credit of $500;
  • “married filing separate” may claim a maximum credit of $500;
  • “married filing joint” may claim a maximum credit of $1,000.

Beginning with the 2016 tax year, credit eligible contributions made to a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization that are made on or before April 15th (the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the taxable year) may be applied to either the current or the preceding taxable year and is considered to have been made on the last day of that taxable year.

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona does not provide tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor or the Arizona Department of Revenue for more information on the tax credit for Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations or other tax credits. 

Arizona Form 352 – Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations

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