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Tax Credit Donations

Give a woman a fresh start with your tax credit donation.

As a Qualifying Charitable Organization, Fresh Start is eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program. By making a donation to Fresh Start through this program, you can receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona taxes. 

By April 15, 2025, donate any amount of up to $470 (single) and up to $938 (joint/married) and REDUCE your state tax liability for each dollar donated. State tax credits are taken when you file your Arizona personal tax return, which can result in either less taxes owed or a larger refund, no itemizing necessary! 

After you make your donation, remember to keep your donation receipt (provided by Fresh Start), fill out AZ Form 321 and include it with your state tax filing. Our QCO Code is 20525. You can provide even more hope, encouragement, and transformative programs to Arizona women.

*Please consult your tax advisor for details on tax deductibility. 

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Tax credit giving examples:

Jaime Taxpayer, a single individual, donated $470 to Fresh Start in 2024. Jaime owes $570 in 2024 state income taxes. The tax credit reduces the taxes owed by $470. Jaime now owes $100 instead of $570.

Mary and Robin Taxpayer, a married couple, donated $938 to Fresh Start in 2024. Mary and Robin owe $938 in 2024 state income taxes. The tax credit reduces their taxes owed by $938. Mary and Robin now owe $0 instead of $938.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs):

A: You can get more information by visiting the Arizona Department of Revenue website or by calling Taxpayer Assistance at (602) 255-3381 or (800) 352-4090. Please consult your tax advisor for specific questions as tax circumstances vary.

Make your Arizona tax credit contribution this year. Contributions must be received before April 15th, 2024 to get the Tax Credit on your state return!

Donating to Fresh Start can qualify you for tax credits, known as the Arizona Tax Credit to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO)

A: If you make a cash donation (cash, check, credit card payment) to Fresh Start and you file an Arizona state tax return, you may qualify for the tax credit. Donations of clothing, food or other tangible items do not qualify.

A: Fresh Start’s QCO Code is: 20525

Remember to keep your donation receipt (provided by us Fesh Start), fill out AZ Form 321, and include it with your state tax filing.

A:  Yes, they are separate credits and you can take advantage of all of them.

A: A tax credit is significantly more beneficial than a tax deduction.  A tax credit reduces your taxes, dollar-for-dollar. A tax deduction reduces the taxable income upon which your tax liability is calculated.

A: No, you do not have to donate the whole amount at once. Donations given throughout the year that add up to the $421 and $841 limits qualify for the tax credit. We can even set up a monthly gift option for you to spread the gifts out over the year.