HOW YOU CAN HELP LEG UP
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Leg Up Therapy is a is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public charity incorporated in Arizona, making all donations tax deductible. Your donation helps Leg Up Therapy, Inc. achieve its mission “to improve the lives of people with special needs through therapy using equine movement in a natural environment.”
Achievement of our mission is made possible through the generous support of volunteers and donors like you. If you itemize your deductions gifts to non-profit organizations may entitle you to a tax deduction on your state and federal income tax resulting in savings on the amount of taxes owed. Arizona state income taxpayers can also receive a tax credit.
On-line donations can be deducted from your bank account or credit card via PayPal. To donate securely on-line and print your tax credit receipt simply click the Donate Now button. Credit card information will not be saved after you make the donation. If you prefer to make a donation by check, download our Donation Form.
You can space out your donation over the course of the year by subscribing to hassle free automatic donations to Leg Up Therapy through PayPal. All donations are acknowledged with a thank you letter and receipt acknowledging the value of your donation. Unless otherwise requested these will be sent to you via email.
GuideStar Seal of Transparency
LegUp Therapy has registered with GuideStar charity rating service and received the highest rating possible for a Seal of Transparency - Platinum. View our GuideStar profile here.
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Arizona Tax Credit
The Arizona Department of Revenue recognizes Leg Up Therapy, Inc. as a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO #22129). Leg Up Therapy, Inc. donors receive a dollar for dollar tax credit against Arizona State taxes owed.
Couples filing jointly can contribute up to $800. Individuals or head of household filers can claim a tax credit up to $400. To learn about this tax credit, go to https://azdor.gov/tax-credits. Filers can concurrently use all three eligible tax credits for: public schools, foster care organizations, and Leg Up Therapy, Inc.
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An easy way to donate to Leg Up Therapy is through a bequest. Your gift of personal property through a Will or Living Trust allows your commitment to Leg Up Therapy’s mission to be sustained. When developing your estate plan with your tax advisor and lawyer consider giving to Leg Up Therapy through your Will or Living Trust. Always consult your financial and legal advisors when making decisions about your estate. The following only provides basic information about bequests.
Wills and Living Trusts
Donating to Leg Up Therapy through your Will or Living Trust does not provide you with an immediate tax benefit, but it does provide your beneficiaries with a reduction in the estate tax. Your charitable deduction as declared in your Will can be in the form of cash (e.g., designating a bank account), or property (e.g., the title to a house or land). Having a Will alone does not allow your estate to avoid the time and costs of probate. When you have a Living Trust, your trustee can transfer your property quickly and easily without probate. Charitable bequests may be unrestricted or restricted.
Unrestricted: an unrestricted bequest enables Leg Up Therapy to use the funds provided to meet the areas of greatest need.
Restricted: a restricted charitable bequest requires Leg Up Therapy to use your gift in a specific manner.
There are four basic types of bequests you can make through your Will.
Pecuniary Bequest: A fixed stated sum of money designated in your Will.
Specific Bequest: A designated or specific item of property that may be sold by the organization to use the proceeds.
Residuary Bequest: A gift of all or a portion of your assets after all other bequests have been made, and debts and taxes are paid.
Contingent Bequest: A gift made on the condition of a certain event happening.
Accounts in Trust
One of the simplest ways to make a bequest to Leg Up Therapy is by opening or changing the legal ownership of an existing bank account so that it is in trust for Leg Up Therapy, Inc. Commonly known as "payable on death" (POD) or "transfer on death" (TOD) accounts. POD/TOD accounts can be Certificates of Deposit, or brokerage accounts. This is not a form of joint ownership. You retain complete ownership and control over the funds in the account, while you are living. Whatever remains in the account at your death is transferred to Leg Up Therapy without going through probate.