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Last chance to get those charitable donations in for 2013

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today is the last day of 2013 and the last day to get a tax credit for charitable giving.

Goodwill is one such place that accepts donations – people drop off clothing, cars and other items; they also accept monetary donations and those who donate can also receive a state tax credit for it.

That isn't the only place in Tucson to receive a charitable tax credit, there are thousands across the state that qualify as well. Here are a few tips on what to look for in an organization:

A qualifying charitable organization is one that is a 50A C3 or community agency that spends at least 50 percent of its budge on needy families in Arizona. 

Arizona charitable tax credit allows residents to get dollar for dollar tax credit on contributions to qualifying organizations. 

If filing as single that credit can be up to $200; or $400 if married filing jointly, non-itemizers and itemizers are now eligible as well. 

Financial expert Drew Blease stated one of the keys is to make sure to document donations and keep the receipts. 

For those who would like to donate to a charitable organization several have websites and donations can be made online.

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