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Do I have to give to the Arms of Love Foster Care ministry to qualify for the foster care tax credit?No, you can designate your gift to ABCS or to any of our seven Christ-centered ministries and still qualify for the tax credit.I give to schools for their tax credits. Does this mean that I don’t qualify for this tax credit?Actually, the Arizona Charitable Tax Credits are separate from the Private School and Public School credits. Arizona taxpayers may utilize all of them.Is this separate from the Working Poor Tax Credit?Yes, the Working Poor Tax Credit is now referred to as the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Arizona taxpayers can now qualify for both the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit and the Arizona Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit when they give to separate qualifying organizations.I don’t owe any state taxes, or I don’t owe as much in state taxes as the credit allows me to give. Does it still benefit me to give?Tax credits may be carried forward up to five years, so even if you give more than you owe in state taxes this year, you can apply the credit to your taxes for the next five years. Whether you claim a state tax credit or not, the amount you give to New Life Counseling is eligible for a federal deduction. Additionally, with a gift of any amount to New Life Counseling you can help provide hope and care to hurting children and families in your community, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ across Arizona. We encourage you to give any amount God leads you to give, regardless of the qualifying tax credit amounts.
What is the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction?Tax credits and deductions are very different in the way they benefit you financially. Tax deductions reduce the amount of your gross income that is taxable while tax credits are applied directly against the amount of money owed in taxes. In most cases, a tax credit provides a greater positive impact to you financially. Click here to read more about the difference between credits and deductions, and to view some examples of the financial impact of each.
How does ABCS qualify for this tax credit?New Life Counseling is a ministry of ABCS, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that for years has been acknowledged as a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization.
I like to give locally. Where do donations to New Life Counseling go?Contributions made to New Life Counseling will be used wherever the need is greatest, unless a specific area is designated. Funds stay locally in the region where the contribution is given.
How does my gift help?When you support New Life Counseling, you become a part of our mission to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. Our ministry provides affordable, Christ-centered, Biblically-based counseling for individuals, couples, families, teenagers, children, pastors and ministry leaders. Browse our website to learn more about how gifts from donors like you are impacting lives in Arizona.
What else can I do to help?Visit our Support page to learn more about all the ways to give to New Life Counseling, including non-cash gifts, professional services and planned giving.