How Arizona tax credits work
- A tax credit is different from a deduction; a deduction reduces your taxable income; a credit reduces your actual tax, dollar for dollar.
- The State of Arizona has a number of tax credits that can reduce your tax liability to, but not below, zero. You can use as many of the tax credits as you wish.
- Unused amounts are not refunded, but may be carried forward for up to five consecutive tax years.
- Donations that qualify for Arizona tax credits may also be deducted as itemized deductions on the Federal return, but do not qualify as deductions on the Arizona return.
- Donations must be in cash, credit, check or credit card.
- Donations of goods, though they do qualify as an itemized deduction, do not qualify for this credit.
The five tax credits
- Public school credit
- School tuition organization credit
- Qualified charitable credit
- Qualified foster care credit
- Military relief fund credit
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