Project Redirect

Redirect What You Would Pay On Your AZ State Taxes To Instead Help Save/Change A Life Today!
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It Won’t Cost You A Single Penny To Help Individuals In Need

Would you rather pay your state taxes or redirect what you owe to help:

  • Individuals Suffering From A Chronic Illness (Ex: Cancer)
  • Women & Men That Are Victims Of Sexual Violence (Ex: Rape)
  • Individuals That Need Mental Health Treatment Who Can’t Afford It
  • Homeless Indivuduals In Need

You do have a choice to redirect what you owe on your state taxes to help change a life. When you make a donation to Urban AZ, you will receive a tax credit: a dollar-for-dollar reduction of the state income tax you owe – up to $400 for individuals and $800 for those filing jointly.

A tax credit reduces the amount you owe on your taxes. For example: If you owe $300 to the state and make a $100 donation to Urban AZ, you will now owe $200 on your state taxes, therefore redirecting $100 of your tax dollars to a more meaningful cause.

Learn More About The Tax Credit And Estimate How Much You Owe HERE

Why Redirect Your Tax Dollars To Urban AZ?

Urban AZ is a Qualified Charitable Organization focused on bringing value to Arizona communities by providing support, financial assistance, and educational opportunities. As a certified QCO with the Arizona Department of Revenue, individual donors receive a tax credit, a dollar for dollar reduction in owed state income tax.

Urban AZ prioritizes transparency. 100% of donations are returned to Arizona communities. Funding can be matched with recipient faces, and direct community action. During Christmas, Urban AZ raised $4000 for an Arizona resident with Stage 4 cancer, and provided their children each with their first investment accounts (recap coming soon) and Urban AZ intends to provide more residence with assistance. Redirecting tax dollars to Urban Az transparently fundraises for Arizona, and provides the assurance tax donations are used as intended.

Learn More About The Tax Credit And Estimate How Much You Owe HERE

How To Redirect Your Tax Dollars

Step 1a: Estimate your state tax liability HERE or prepare your state tax return without filing it to find out what you owe. Once you know your liability, you will know how much you can redirect.

Step 1b: If you already made a donation, skip to step 4. You can view your past donations and annual reciept HERE

Step 2: Donate the maximum contribution for your filing status or your total liability, whichever is less HERE

Step 3: You will recieve a donation reciept via email.

Step 4a – If you are filing your tax return yourself (Turbo Tax, HR Block, Etc.): When you get to the state return section, you should be asked if you donated to a Qualfied Charitable Organization. Enter the amount and use AZ QCO code: 22476

Step 4b – If you are filing your tax return with a tax preparer: Give your tax preparer your donationreciept with the AZ QCO Code: 22476

Please consult your tax advisor for specific questions related to your taxes. You will have until the day you file, no later than April 18th to redirect your state tax liability.

For any questions or concerns, please email: [email protected]

FAQS

How Does Urban AZ Prevent Tax Credit Fraud?

Urban AZ recieves a list of all individuals who used are QCO tax credit with the amount claimed the week ending on April 21st. Individuals who committed fraud will owe the tax credit back plus a penalty fee with the state.  

How Does The Tax Credit Work?

Here are some general guidelines for using the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Please consult your tax advisor for advice on your specific tax situation.

  • The gift must be made by an individual (corporations, foundations, partnerships, etc. do not qualify).
  • The gift must be made with cash or a credit card (in-kind donations such as toys, books and services do not qualify).
  • The maximum credit allowed for single taxpayers or heads of households is $400,. For joint taxpayers, the maximum credit is $800.
Im a W-2 Employee, Have My Taxes Withheld and I Get A Refund. Can I Still Use The Tax Credit?

The purpose of withholding tax is to ensure that you comfortably pay whatever income tax you owe. If you receive a refund, that is because the amount you withheld was greater than the amount you owed. Donating for our tax credit will still decrease what you owe on your state taxes and increase your refund.

For example: If you owe $400 in state taxes,  make a $400 donation and withheld $800 for state taxes, you will recieve a $800 refund since your tax liability is now $0 with the $400 donation.

My Tax Credit Is Greater Than What I Owe. Can I Carry The Remainder To Next Year?

You are able to carry over the remainder of your tax credit to the next year (up to 5 years). For example: If you received a $400 tax credit from Urban AZ and only owe $250, you can use the additional $150 charitable tax credit on your next years tax return. 

How Do I Verify Urban AZ Qualifies For The Arizona Tax Credit?

Visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website to see if an organization qualifies as a charity. Our QCO code is: 22476

Does the Charitable Tax Credit also apply to my federal income tax returns?

The Charitable Tax Credit only applies on your Arizona State income tax. However, you may be able to claim a federal tax deduction for the amount donated.

I currently use the Public Education Tax Credit. Can I use the Charitable Tax Credit as well?

Yes, these two tax credits are independent. You can therefore take advantage of both the Public Education Tax Credit and the Charitable Tax Credit on the same tax return. You 

I currently use the Foster Care Tax Credit. Can I use the Charitable Tax Credit as well?

Yes, these two tax credits are independent. You can therefore take advantage of both the Foster Care Tax Credit and the Charitable Tax Credit on the same tax return. You 

I currently use the Foster Care Tax Credit. Can I use the Charitable Tax Credit as well?

Yes, these two tax credits are independent. You can therefore take advantage of both the Foster Care Tax Credit and the Charitable Tax Credit on the same tax return. You 

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