Pima County makes it easy for its employees to support the charitable organizations that have made a difference in their lives and the lives of others in our community.
Your donation to any of more than 200 organizations through the Employee Combined Appeal Program shows how much Pima County employees United as One care about the community we live and work in.
The 2015-16 ECAP campaign begins Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. ECAP solicitors and coordinators in your department will provide you with the forms you need to fill out and return no later than November 6.
If you already give to organizations listed in the agency directory, consider making your donation through ECAP to show how much Pima County employees care about the community we live and work in.
Employees pledged or donated more than $400,000 to local charities in last year’s campaign.
The needs are great. Please be generous.
Give – and get a tax credit
The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit (also known as the Working Poor Tax Credit) reduces, dollar-for-dollar, what you pay in Arizona state income tax. Here's how it works. When you donate by December 31, you can claim a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your Arizona state income taxes:
If you have no Arizona tax liability for the current year, you may carry the tax credit forward for up to five years. You may also claim your donation as a charitable deduction on your itemized federal income tax return.
- Couples filing jointly: Up to $400.
- Head of household or individual filer: Up to $200.
When you prepare your Arizona state income tax return, complete the Arizona Tax Form 321 and include it with your return. Note that you do NOT have to itemize to claim the tax credit.