The Arizona Tax Credit Giving Guide and AZTaxCreditGuide.com are published by Frontdoors Media, a local company dedicated to local philanthropy. Arizona is a special place as it’s one of the best in the country when it comes to tax credits for charitable giving.
The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit program is a unique opportunity for taxpayers. You have the power to decide where the state tax dollars you owe go — and, for most people, it doesn’t cost a thing.
So what’s the catch? There isn’t one, just a tax credit limit for each of the four categories listed here. A married couple filing jointly can get credit for up to $800 donated to a Qualified Charitable Organization (QCO). And QCO is just one of four credits available to benefit qualified Arizona nonprofits and schools! Each credit is separate — so you can claim the maximum amount in all four categories. And, since there are so many organizations that qualify as a QCO, we’ve organized them into types this year so you can find an area that speaks to your heart.
Read on for details about how this program works as well as a directory of nonprofits, foster care organizations, schools and school tuition organizations that have partnered with us for the 2021-2022 tax season. They are all vetted and qualify per the Arizona Department of Revenue (azdor.gov/tax-credits).
We invite you to choose the organizations you want to support and take this special issue to your next appointment with your tax adviser. The worksheet on the last page is a great tool as well and includes a checklist of the Arizona tax forms needed to claim your credits. Our hope is to see tax credit giving increase across all four categories. We believe that Arizona nonprofits and schools need a hand up now more than ever and invite you to join us in that effort.