Did you know you can make a contribution to PVUMC-supported charities and receive a dollar-for-dollar Arizona state tax credit in 2014? A single individual can receive a tax credit of up to $200 and a married couple can receive up to $400. And you don’t need to itemize deductions to claim the tax credit. Just mail your check directly to one of the following charities (not to PVUMC) or go to their websites by December 31, 2014 and make your contribution online. These are just a few of the charities able to receive donations via the working poor tax credit program. For more information about qualifying charitable organizations, go to http://www.azdor.gov/About/FAQs/QualifyingCharitableOrganization.aspx and for a list of organizations, go to http://www.azdor.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=V6hWbHqzqfw%3d&tabid=242 .
- Wesley Community Center, www.wesleycenterphx.org, 1300 S 10th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, operates a medical clinic & more for impoverished south Phoenix residents.
- Justa Center, www.justacenter.org, 1001 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 is a respite day center for homeless people who are age 50 & up.
- UMOM/Next Step Housing, www.UMOM.org, 3320 E Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85008, offers shelter and other services for homeless families and adults.
- Sojourner Center, http://www.sojournercenter.org/get-involved/give/, PO Box 20156, Phoenix, AZ 85036, offers services to victims of domestic violence.
Each individual’s tax situation is unique. Please consult your tax advisor before making any tax-related decisions. Both the Wesley Community Center and UMOM’s Next Step Housing Program (along with the PVUMC Emergency Relief Fund) are recipients of our annual Christmas missions offering. We support all these, and others on the list, through volunteer hours and our missions ministry.