A state tax credit lowers your tax liability and state tax credits reduce your state tax liability by the amount you donate. Please consult with your tax professional to determine how much you can donate. 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. 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 charities. The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Coalition is a group of non-profits that qualify for the tax credit to learn more about the charities or to donate, click on Arizona Charitable Tax Credit | Give Local Keep Local, read about five of the charities below.
For nearly 65 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has helped keep thousands of local youth ages 7-17 involved in after-school and summer programming at its six local Clubhouses. The Clubs offer a broad range of programs in five core areas: Character/ Leadership Development; Education/ Career Development; Health/ Life Skills; The Arts; Sports, Fitness, and Recreation. BGCT qualifies for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit (QCO 20282). To learn more about visit bgctucson.org or call (520) 573-3533.
Interfaith Community Services is the place to go in Pima County for those who have nowhere else to turn. Emergency financial assistance, food banks, health education, self-sufficiency programs, and senior services make up just a portion of the wrap-around support offered by ICS to individuals who find themselves in need. ICS presently helps over 50,000 people each year. Find out more about our services or donate at icstucson.org. QCO 20438.
By providing financial assistance, free basic needs items, and guidance, Youth On Their Own (YOTO) has helped thousands of youth successfully graduate from high school and succeed. YOTO youth benefit not just from material support, but also from knowing that our community believes in them. As one recent YOTO graduate shared, “Thank you for showing me that there are people who care. You’ve given me the strength to move on!” www.yoto.org. QCO 20365
Southern Arizona Legal Aid has provided free civil legal aid to the most vulnerable in our communities since 1951. Who you help when you give to SALA: A ninety year old COVID patient trying to get back into her apartment after an illegal eviction lock-out; A mother trying to provide safety for herself and her children; A widowed veteran facing foreclosure on his home. To support access to justice, visit our website https://www.sazlegalaid.org/how-to-give/ QCO 20401
Beacon Group’s mission is to create opportunities for people with disabilities. We currently serve over 1,800 people with disabilities each year, through job training and placement, supported and center-based employment and day treatment programs. We are the largest provider of workforce development and employment for persons with disabilities in Southern Arizona and last year placed 329 individuals into competitive employment. To donate to Beacon Group, please visit https://www.beacongroup.org/donate/ QCO 20348
- Tax donations to Arizona Charities need to be made by April 15, 2022 - December 30, 2021
- Qualified Charitable Organizations can accept tax donations in exchange for tax credits. - December 16, 2021
- Find out about AZ Charities you can give your AZ State Taxes to - December 6, 2021