Arizona Form 321, Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations

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Arizona Form 321

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NOTE:  You must also complete Arizona Form 301, Nonrefundable Individual Tax Credits and Recapture, and include Forms 301 and 321 with your tax return to claim this credit.

Arizona law provides a credit for cash contributions made to certain charities that provide assistance to residents of Arizona who either receive Temporary Assistance of Needy Families (TANF) benefits, are low income residents of Arizona, or are children who have a chronic illness or physical disability.

This credit is available only to individuals. Corporations may not claim this credit. A partnership may not pass the credit through to its partners. An S corporation may not pass the credit through to its shareholders.

The maximum amount of credit that a taxpayer can establish for the current taxable year for these donations is $200 for single taxpayers or heads of household. For married taxpayers filing a joint return, the maximum amount of credit that a taxpayer can establish for the current taxable year is $400. In most cases, for married taxpayers who file separate returns, each spouse may claim only one-half (1/2) of the total credit that would have been allowed on a joint return.

The maximum credit may be increased for cash contributions made to a qualified foster care charitable organization that is also a qualified charitable organization. If you made a contribution to a qualified foster care charitable organization, you can increase the maximum credit amount established from $200 to $400 for single taxpayers or heads of household; and $400 to $800 for married filing joint. In most cases, for married taxpayers who file separate returns, each spouse may claim only one-half (1/2) of the credit that would have been allowed on a joint return. 

 

 


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