Christian Prison Ministries (A.K.A. Bridge Home) is a Qualifying Charitable Organization with the Arizona Department of Revenue. This means whether you file State taxes as single or married, you can claim a tax credit when you donate directly to Christian Prison Ministries (The Bridge Home). Complete information regarding this provision for citizens of Arizona can be found on the Arizona Department of Revenue website at: https://www.azdor.gov/TaxCredits/QualifyingCharitableOrganizations.aspx
You can also find a direct link to the Bridge Home website on the Arizona Department of Revenue website.
(Please consult your tax preparation specialist for your income specific tax questions related to this tax credit)
Below are some frequently asked questions and answers taken from the AZ Dept. of Revenue website:
Q. How do I claim credit for contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations?
A. The credit is available only to individuals. You report the name of the Qualifying Charitable Organization you donated to as well as the dollar amount of your donation to the Department of Revenue on Form 321. You must also total your nonrefundable individual tax credits on Form 301 and include all applicable forms when you file your tax return.
Q. How much can I claim for the credit for contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations?
A. Taxpayers filing as “single” and “head of household” status may claim a maximum credit of $400. Taxpayers filing as “married filing separate” may claim a maximum credit of $400. Taxpayers that file as “married filing joint” may claim a maximum credit of $800.
Q. Do I have to itemize deductions to claim the credit for contributions?
A. No. Starting with the 2013 tax year, you do not have to itemize deductions to claim a credit for contributions to a Qualifying Charitable Organization. For 2012 and prior, you were required to itemize deductions on your Arizona return in order to claim a credit for contributions to a Qualifying Charitable Organization.
Q. Do I claim my charitable contribution as a tax credit or deduction?
A. You may only claim a tax credit for your charitable contribution on your Arizona state return if the organization you donated to is considered a Qualifying Charitable Organization. A complete listing of Qualifying Charitable Organizations is published on the Department of Revenue’s website. Donations made to organizations not listed on the department’s published website are typically allowable as deductions. You cannot claim both a deduction and a credit for the same charitable contribution on your Arizona return.
Donations can be made to Christian Prison Ministries for 2020 through April 15th, 2021.
Thank you for your continued prayers for and financial support to Christian Prison Ministries (A.K.A. The Bridge Home). Your support helps Christian men to transition into the church and local community and become contributing members of the body of Christ as well as the local community and workforce.
In the mercy of Christ,
Pastor Anders Hitchcock