FAQs: ARIZONA TAX CREDIT
1) What is a tax credit?
A tax credit reduces your tax liability dollar-for-dollar. In other words, a tax credit comes right off the top of your state tax bill, lowering the amount you will pay. Download PDF
2) How do I file for the credit?
You or your accountant will complete a simple tax form or in the online software. The form is included with materials provided by the State of Arizona to all state tax filers.
3) How do I document my contribution?
We send you a contribution confirmation letter/email that documents your donation.
4) Do I have to give $421 to get the tax credit?
You may receive an Arizona state tax credit of up to $841 if you are married and filing jointly, or $421 if you are married and filing separately or a single taxpayer or head of household. But, any amount less than $841 (married) $421 (single) still qualifies! You can also split your tax credit between Qualifying Charitable Organizations of your choice.
5) Does this tax credit affect the Arizona private and public schools tax credits?
No. This is in addition to the school tax credit programs. You can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for giving to all three tax credit programs! For example, you can give to a public school, a Private School Tuition Organization, and the Qualifying Charitable Organization credit too.
6) What is the deadline for this donation?
2023 calendar-year filers have until April 15, 2024, to make a qualifying contribution. (It is a common misconception that you must make a contribution by December 31, 2023, to qualify for a 2024 tax credit.)
For questions about the tax credit program, you can call Carrie Aranda at BGCAZ at 602-954-8182
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley
Federal Tax ID: 86-0550646
Arizona State QCO Code: 20331 (Arizona DOR Form 321)
Mesa Arts Academy (School Tax Credit – CTDS #078613101 on AZDOR Form 322)
Tax circumstances are different for everyone: ask your tax adviser if you are eligible for the Arizona Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit and/or Public School Tax Credit for the year. Please consult your tax adviser regarding federal income tax.
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