About the Arizona Working Poor Tax Credit and the Chandler Compadres

Arizona tax law provides a tax credit for contributions made to certain charities that provide assistance to the working poor. For 2013, the maximum amount of this credit is $400 for married taxpayers and $200 for single individuals. The Chandler Compadres, acting as an umbrella organization, directs your tax credit donation funds to local charities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, Chandler Christian Community Center, Fresh Start Women's Foundation, ICAN, and other qualifying charitable organizations. The Chandler Compadres is a non-profit organization that has been helping Valley youth and community programs for over 30 years. The group has raised in excess of over $5 million since its inception and has donated those proceeds to benefit charities and organizations that strive for the betterment of Valley youth and academic programs.

How the Tax Credit Works*

Anyone who pays state taxes may be eligible for the tax credit, which is not the same as a deduction on your income tax form. For example: if you owe $1,000 in state income tax, and you donate $400, you may subtract the $400 from your tax bill and pay the state only $600. You can even use your $400 donation as a federal income tax deduction.

Arizona Working Poor Tax Credit Can Be Taken in Addition to the Private and Public School Tax Credits Offered by Arizona

For example: In 2013, Joe and Mary Taxpayer, a married couple, donate $800 to a private school tuition organization, $300 to a public school for the extracurricular activities credit and $400 to the Chandler Compadres Working Poor Tax Credit Program. Joe and Mary owe $2,000 in 2013 state income taxes. The tax credits noted above reduce their tax liability by the combined amount of $1,500, and lower their Arizona tax liability to $500.* * Tax circumstances are different for everyone. Please consult your tax advisor.

Tax Deadline for Contributing to the Chandler Compadres Working Poor Tax Credit Program

If you make your donation to the Chandler Compadres Working Poor Tax Credit with your credit card, it must be received by December 31, 2013. If you donate by mail, your contribution must be postmarked by December 31, 2013.

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Date and Contact

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2013

Time: 12:00 am