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daoyuan54
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My parents only have SSI, so they don't pay any tax. They donated $300 to Arizona School Tax Credit, and were told that they would get it back in their tax, is it true?

When they enter their donation amount on Turbo tax, it is not showing that they qualify. Could you please help?
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My parents only have SSI, so they don't pay any tax. They donated $300 to Arizona School Tax Credit, and were told that they would get it back in their tax, is it true?

If your parents pay no tax, there is nothing from which they can receive a tax refund.   Sorry---someone gave them misinformation.   

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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My parents only have SSI, so they don't pay any tax. They donated $300 to Arizona School Tax Credit, and were told that they would get it back in their tax, is it true?

If your parents pay no tax, there is nothing from which they can receive a tax refund.   Sorry---someone gave them misinformation.   

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Hal_Al
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My parents only have SSI, so they don't pay any tax. They donated $300 to Arizona School Tax Credit, and were told that they would get it back in their tax, is it true?

Q. They donated $300 to Arizona School Tax Credit, and were told that they would get it back in their tax, is it true?

A.  Yes, it's true for many people, in AZ, but not for your parents. AZ has a dollar for dollar state tax credit, for qualified charitable donations, up to certain amounts (more than $300).   But, it is a non-refundable credit. So, because  they have no state tax liability to take the credit against, they ill not "get it back". 

 

https://phoenixchildrensfoundation.org/updated-arizona-charitable-tax-credit-guide/?utm_source=googl...

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