Give a charitable donation that assists hardworking families by supporting areas like job skill training, childcare, education, and more.
Here are details on the NEW tax deduction:
Donors who take the standard deduction may also take an “above-the-line” deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations made in 2020 ($600 for married couples filing jointly). This effectively allows a limited charitable deduction for taxpayers claiming the standard deduction. For example, if you take the standard deduction and give $300 to charity, you will get a $300 tax deduction in addition to the standard deduction. ($12,400 for individuals and $24,800 for married couples filing jointly).*
Importantly, this deduction is available to you, even if you have already taken advantage of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit!
For donors who itemize deductions, the CARES ACT also allows you to take a tax deduction of up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for contributions to qualifying charities in 2020. The new law temporarily lifts the limits on charitable giving from 60% of a taxpayer’s AGI to 100% for 2020.
*Please consult your tax advisor if you have questions.
Thanks to donors like you, United Way and partners can help provide meals for students in food-insecure homes, train after-school program employees to mentor students, and help adults find jobs.
Continue to fight poverty for kids, families, and neighborhoods with your help.
**Arizona State tax credits are available based on your income tax filing status. Valley of the Sun United Way is not a tax advisor. As with any financial recommendation, contact a qualified tax professional for expert advice on your specific tax situation.
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