In December, the Payson Lions Charitable Foundation became a qualifying charitable organization under Arizona Department of Revenue rules. As with other organizations in the Payson area you described in earlier editions, this enables individuals wishing to assist the working poor of our community to receive a tax credit up to $200 and married filing jointly a $400 tax credit on their 2010 state tax returns by donating before Dec. 31. Many individuals donating $30 for the Lions Foundation’s Fly the Flag program already are eligible for this tax credit for 2010.
The Lions Foundation’s core mission is to provide eye exams, eyeglasses and hearing assistance to the working poor throughout the Rim Country.
Members of our community wishing to take advantage of this tax credit and/or signing up to have us Fly the Flag for you during six holidays next year, should contact me at 474-2176 or mail us at P.O. Box 436, Payson, AZ 85547.