AZ State Parks now a choice for income tax return donations

AZ State Parks now a choice for income tax return donations

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Those interested in donating to Arizona State Parks will now have the opportunity to do so, via their 2015 income tax return, according to a recent release from Arizona State Parks.

Voluntary donations will be available to taxpayers on their 2015 Arizona tax refund.

"For the first time you can make a donation on your Arizona State tax form," said Executive Director Sue Black, in the recent release. "Giving a few extra dollars can create a lasting legacy for the State Parks, trails and historic sites."

According to the "Arizona We Want 2.0" report, an Arizona 2009 Gallup Poll stated that Arizonans rated the state's natural beauty, outdoor parks and trails as its greatest assets. The "Arizona We Want 2.0" report said the next steps to reverse the financial crisis for state parks and recreation areas is to ensure their quality and accessibility for future generations.

Arizona allows residents to make income tax contributions on their Form 140, to several causes and now AZ State Parks will be one of those choices. To keep up on how these new funds are allocated throughout the year please call (602) 542-4174 or visit Arizona State Parks' website at

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For information about all 28 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 or visit

. Campsite reservations can be made online at

or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST.

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