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.

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 April 15th so it can count towards 2020 taxes! Donate Here

Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers!)

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 Department of Revenue for more information.

What is Phoenix Rescue Mission's assigned Qualified Charitable Organization Code (QCO)?

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.

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 2020 tax year?

You must make your donation on or before April 15, 2021 for your donation to be applied to the 2019 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.

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By donating to the Phoenix Rescue Mission, you become eligible to receive the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit of up to $400 - and you help give food, clothing, shelter, and HOPE to homeless and needy men, women, and children who are daily coming through our doors!