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JUNE 2018

Remember, as summer is upon us, Make those Non-cash charitable donations. Tis the season so clean out the closets, donate to food bank, donate that car that you were going to restore but is sitting there for several years. For all of these items we need a receipt from the charity. Most items you have to ascertain the value yourself. Use the thrift store pricing. (there is a link at the bottom of this page to a chart) You could always take a picture of the items to prove that you had them and to reflect condition.

If you donate cash, insure that the recipient is a 501(c) (3) organization. Not all are and you cannot deduct for ones that are not. Exceptions here are religious organizations. But you still need a receipt. Also, Look at all the Tax credits offered by Arizona. Private Tuition organizations, public schools, Working poor and others. Community Food bank, various rescue missions. there is certainly someplace to donate to that would be worthwhile and pay your Arizona Tax Bill. These credits have a varying amount of deductibility, from $400.00 to $2100.00.

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A w-9 box with boxes next to it that link to:

Charitable Donation Value guide

http://www.smbiz.com/sbrl007.html

Compute your Withholding

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-withholding-calculator

Arizona Charitable Donation Tax Credits

https://azdor.gov/tax-credits/contributions-qualifying-charitable-organizations

Arizona Education Credits

https://azdor.gov/tax-credits/credits-contributions-certified-school-tuition-organizations

There is also a button that downloads a file for ‘Tax Preparation Organizer’.

If you donate cash, insure that the recipient is a 501(c) (3) organization. Not all are and you cannot deduct for ones that are not. Exceptions here are religious organizations. But you still need a receipt. Also, Look at all the Tax credits offered by Arizona. Private Tuition organizations, public schools, Working poor and others. Community Food bank, various rescue missions. there is certainly someplace to donate to that would be worthwhile and pay your Arizona Tax Bill. These credits have a varying amount of deductibility, from $400.00 to $2100.00.

Self-Employed?

Remember to save enough money to pay the self-employment tax of 15.3% on your net earnings. Nothing like getting slapped with a $15,000.00 to $25,000 tax bill in January. Create a log of daily mileage and expenses.

Print W-9 Forms and have everybody you pay money to fill out. You need this at end of the year to provide W-2 and 1099 forms.

Maintain separate accounts.. Business and personal. Easier to establish that you are a business…NOT A HOBBY

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