Arizona Tax Credits
The Arizona Tax Credit laws specifically describe the allowance of a tax credit for donations made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations, such as Christian Care Health Center, that provide assistance to low income Arizona residents. This was formerly referred to as the “Working Poor Arizona Tax Credit.”
The State of Arizona is encouraging (rewarding) the taxpayer to make a tax credit donation because this enables private money, not public money, to help ease the burden placed on the state to care for the basic needs of the poor. When you make a donation to a Qualifying Charitable Organization, Arizona will grant a tax credit in return for that donation when you file your income tax return.
Continue reading below, for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
We have also provided links to Arizona Form 321, which you will give to your tax preparer to include with your return.
How can I donate?
You may donate online or mail your check to Christian Care Foundation. Checks can be mailed to Christian Care Foundation, 6945 East Main Street Bldg. 5, Mesa, AZ 85201.
How much can I donate?
You can donate up to $800 as a married couple filing jointly, or up to $400 as a single filer.
Can I donate less?
$800 for joint filers and $400 for single filers are the maximum donation amounts. Any donation is acceptable and will be greatly appreciated by our seniors.
Is my entire donation eligible to use as a Tax Credit?
Your Tax Credit cannot exceed your tax liability. If you file jointly and your Arizona Income taxes due is $740; your maximum tax credit available is $740. If you donate more than you tax bill, you can carry forward that excess credit for five tax years.
How much of my donation goes to help Christian Care and how much is used for administration?
The entire donation is used for the Christian Care organization you designate. None is used for administration.
When can I donate?
For a state tax credit, you may donate at any time during the year, or from January 1st to April 15th. (This is the same criteria as completing an IRA contribution.)
What if we already donate and take a tax credit for private schools and/or public schools and/or Foster Care Organizations?
AZ taxpayers may claim any one or all of these Arizona tax credits in any given year. Just remember, the total of all your tax credits may not exceed your total tax liability.