Your 2021 state tax payments can be contributed to Qualified Charitable Organizations (QCO) and Qualified Foster Care Organizations (QFCO).  The maximum QCO contribution for 2021 is $800 married filing jointly and $400 filing single.  In addition, the maximum QFCO contribution for 2021 is $1,000 married filing jointly and $500 filing single. The Arizona Tax Credit Arizona is one of the few states that allows you to choose where a portion of your AZ State taxes goes.  Yes, it is TRUE, you can direct your AZ State tax dollars and help your favorite charity. There are two tax credits available to individual income taxpayers for charitable donations:  one for donations to Qualifying Charitable Organizations and one for donations to Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations.  To learn more about the organizations that make up the AZ Charitable Tax Credit Coalition or to donate to your favorite charity, click on Arizona Charitable Tax Credit | Give Local Keep Local, or read about five of the charities below.

Tu Nidito supports children and families grieving the death of a loved one or the diagnosis of a serious medical condition. Through individualized and peer-to-peer group support programs in English and Spanish, Tu Nidito provides comfort, hope and support for more than 650 children annually. All programs are free of cost for families thanks to the generosity of the community. Visit to make a donation to help ensure no child grieves alone! QCO 20617.

Since 1967, Pima Council on Aging has led the way improving the experience of aging in our community. Providing expertise on aging well, advocacy, and unbiased information for older people and their families is at the heart of our work. We serve over 35,000 people annually providing things like meal delivery, budgeting assistance, caregiver support, home repairs, and much more. PCOA promotes dignity, respect, and independence for older adults. To donate visit QCO 20313.

With SARSEF, children don’t wait to be scientists or engineers. With curiosity as their guide, they ask questions they care about and use science and engineering to find solutions meaningful to them, and even, the world. SARSEF prioritizes engaging student populations underrepresented in science and engineering fields and creating opportunity in low-income areas. In the 2020-2021 school year, 54,000 Arizona students participated in one or more SARSEF programs. Visit  to support our work! QCO 21048.

Make Way for Books is an early literacy nonprofit with 23 years of experience helping children in Arizona become thriving readers and learners. We provide innovative, bilingual programs that ensure underserved young children develop the early literacy, language, and social-emotional skills they need to start school ready to read and succeed. Through a two-generation approach, we ensure parents and caregivers have skills and resources they need to support their children’s early development. Learn more: QCO 20166.

Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse is the only comprehensive, specialized domestic abuse service provider in Tucson and we believe that our community can create safety for everyone. Beyond the traditional approach of providing survivors with resources including emergency shelter, safety planning, and domestic abuse education, Emerge engages the entire community in addressing the underlying causes of abuse. We invite everyone to be an active advocate in ending domestic abuse.
You can learn more by visiting: QCO 20487.

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