Arizona's Charitable Tax Credits

Do you know that Arizona has a unique opportunity for you to effectively pay your Arizona income taxes when you make certain donations? YES! Your tax dollars can go further in helping those in need while reducing the taxing effects (yes, pun intended) on Arizona government assistance programs.

Ask yourself these questions:

- Do you itemize your deductions but are capped at $10,000 for the SALT taxes?
- Do you take a standard deduction and don't see a big benefit in deducting your charitable contributions?
- Do you already donate to some of these not-for-profit qualified organizations and wonder if you missed claiming the tax credit?

Talk with us to determine if taking advantage of this opportunity is right for you!

Key and Concise Point About Arizona Charitable Tax Credits

There are five (5) different types of charitable donation credits to choose from.

Limits depend on your end-of-year filing status;
Single, Head of Household (HOH), Married Filing Separate (MFS) or Married Filing Joint (MFJ).

Most can allow you to contribute by 04/15/2023 for use in either the 2022 or the 2023 tax year.

TOTAL credits available for 2022: $2,543 - Single/HOH/MFS | $5,083 - MFJ

(1) Arizona Military Family Relief Fund Credit

Limit $200 | $400

This credit must be made in the same tax year to claim it and is limited to the first $1,000,000 of contributions received. I recommend you contribute early in the year as this fills up fast!

(2) Qualifying Charitable Organizations that provide assistance to Arizona residents who are low-income, chronically ill, or have physically disabled children.

Limit $400 | $800

(3) Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations providing foster-care community services. We love our animals, but this is for human benefit only.

Limit $500 | $1,000

(4) Arizona Public/Charter School Tax Credit to support extracurricular activities that require students to pay a fee in order to participate.

Limit $200 | $400

See also Arizona Publication 707 – School Credits

(5) School Tuition Organization Tax Credit to help provide scholarships for students in private, including religious or special needs, schools.

Limit $1,243 | $2,483

This type of credit is adjusted for inflation every year and is comprised of two levels: The Original (Form 323) and The Overflow (Form 348). Curious as to why? Ask me!

Did you know there are much higher limits for certain businesses (min $5,000), if eligible? This is in addition to the personal contributions! Interested to learn more? Contact us!

Feel free to use an easy tracking tool for these credits at: