Phoenix (March 16, 2018)-
As you prepare your 2017 income tax forms, the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) would like to call attention to an easy way you can help prevent child abuse.
Line 65 of the 2017 AZ Income Tax Form 140 allows Arizona taxpayers to make a voluntary gift to the child abuse prevention fund.
"This is a great opportunity for the community to invest in child abuse prevention," stated DCS Director Greg McKay. “The revenue generated from this voluntary gift at tax time helps the Arizona Department of Child Safety provide families with important in-home services.”
In-home prevention services help keep our communities strong by strengthening families and reducing the trauma children experience when they are removed from their homes.
Also, safely serving at-risk families in their homes saves taxpayers’ money since it is much less expensive than providing out-of-home care.
Do your part to keep kids safe, consider making a small voluntary gift to child abuse prevention this tax season!