What is the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit?
Arizona allows you to take a dollar-for-dollar credit on your state taxes when you donate up to $400 for single filers, or $800 for married couples filing jointly to a qualified organization. The tax credit was previously known as the Working Poor Tax Credit. If you file federal income tax returns, you are also allowed to deduct all your charitable donations to the Phoenix Rescue Mission.
Which organizations can I give to and get the tax credit?
The State of Arizona has designated Phoenix Rescue Mission as a qualified charitable organization. That means all the donations you make to us can be used to receive the tax credit, up to the $400/$800 limit.
What will my money be used for?
Your donations will help feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, help women fleeing domestic violence, case management for working poor families, and other programs benefiting the hungry, homeless, working poor families, and those recovering from addiction.
What if I already take the school tax credits?
This tax credit is allowed in addition to the education credit and the Foster Care Credit, so you don’t have to choose, you can contribute to all three.
How do I get the tax credit when I file my taxes?
We will send you the necessary form (AZ Form 321) in January or you can visit the Arizona Dept. of Revenue for more information.
Do I need to itemize my taxes to claim the tax credit?
No. You can fill out the short form and still claim the credit.
When do I need to make my gift to qualify for the 2016 tax year?
You must make your donation on or before April 15, 2017 for your donation to be applied to the 2016 tax year.
How can I make my donation?
You can donate online, or by mail at:
Phoenix Rescue Mission
PO Box 6708
Phoenix AZ 85005
If you have questions, please call our Donor Care Team at (602) 346-3336.