Arizona Charitable Tax Credit (formerly Working Poor Tax Credit)

Help men, women, and children in need, and in the process, receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona state income taxes!

How does it work? You can make a donation to Phoenix Rescue Mission of any amount (up to $400 if filing singly or $800 if filing jointly for your Arizona state tax return). When you file your Arizona taxes, you can claim a dollar-for-dollar Arizona Charitable Tax Credit that will either reduce your tax liability or increase your refund.

The good news is, you no longer have to itemize your deductions in order to receive this credit!

Complete AZ Form 321 and include it when you file your 2020 state taxes. Phoenix Rescue Mission will provide a copy of AZ Form 321 along with your year-end giving summary by April 15, 2021. (And many online services allow you to complete this form digitally while doing your taxes!)

To give by check, please mail to: Phoenix Rescue Mission, PO Box 6708, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6708. Be sure to write ‘Tax Credit’ on your check memo line. Or to give over the phone, call Donor Care at (602)346-3336.

Want to claim the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit? Make sure you donate before midnight on May 17, 2021 (extended deadline for 2021) so it can count towards 2020 taxes! Donate Here

Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers!)

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.

Extended in 2021! You must make your donation on or before May 17, 2021 for your donation to be applied to the 2020 tax year.

In 2021, the IRS delayed the Federal filing deadline to May 17, and Arizona followed suit by extending the deadline to give and claim an Arizona tax credit on your 2020 Arizona tax return to May 17.

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.

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.

No. You can fill out the short AZ Form 321 and claim the credit, even if you are claiming the standard deduction.

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.

We will send you the necessary form (AZ Form 321) in January and you can use this in conjunction with your tax paperwork. Many online tax platforms also allow you to complete AZ Form 321 digitally! You can visit the Arizona Department of Revenue for more information.

Phoenix Rescue Mission's Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization Code is 20549. All certified charities have been assigned a QCO code, and will be required to provide on your taxes.

Yes! To help you prepare for the upcoming tax season, Phoenix Rescue Mission has made it easy to access your year-end contribution summary for gifts made in 2020.

Click here to view the Mission's 2020 Tax Receipt Portal.

Yes, it does! On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was signed into law. Part of that act provided additional tax incentives for donations to churches and charities.

The law created a $300 above-the-line tax deduction for charitable contributions given by filers taking the standard deduction and expands the limit on charitable contributions for itemizers.

Click here to read a white paper from the National Christian Foundation with more information.

You can donate online, or by mail at:

Phoenix Rescue Mission

PO Box 6708

Phoenix AZ 85005

As always, we recommend consulting your financial planner or tax professional when tax law is involved.

If you have other questions for Phoenix Rescue Mission, please call our Donor Care Team at (602) 346-3336 or

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By donating to the Phoenix Rescue Mission, you become eligible to receive the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit of up to $800 - and you help give food, clothing, shelter, and HOPE to homeless and needy men, women, and children who are daily coming through our doors!