Arizona Tax Credit

Arizona Tax Credit


Arizona’s Tax Credit program allows you to redirect your tax dollars to qualifying organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. 100% of your money goes to programs you believe in and 100% comes back to you as a tax credit.

You can make your donation now and you can use that tax credit to pay what you owe to the State or you’ll get a bigger tax refund.  You can make your tax credit eligible donation any time before April 15th.

Arizona taxpayers are eligible for $400 tax credit single* ($800 tax credit married*) for donations to Qualifying Charitable Organizations.

You can make a huge difference to Arizona children by directing your tax dollars to the Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations Tax Credit, including BGCMP, as well as the public and private school tax credits.  There’s more information on these programs at You can also consult your tax professional.

*Take charge of your tax dollars with the Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (Formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit).  You can also split your donations among multiple nonprofits under the Qualifying Charitable Organizations programs, totally $400 for single filers and $800 for those filing.

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What your gift will do:

Provides 10 kids with academic and character development programs

20 hours of drug prevention education or 15 dental screenings

100 hot meals for hungry kids

Sponsors 4 kids to play in the basketball league

Helps transport 5 kids to the Club

FAQs about the Arizona Tax Credit

What is a tax credit?

A tax credit reduces your tax liability dollar-for-dollar. In other words, a tax credit comes right off the top of your state tax bill, lowering the amount you will pay.

How do I file for the credit?

You or your accountant will complete a simple tax form or in online software. The form is included with materials provided by the State of Arizona to all state tax filers.

How do I document my contribution?

We send you a contribution confirmation letter/email that documents your donation.

Do I have to give $400 to get the tax credit?

You may receive an Arizona state tax credit of up to $800 if you are married and filing jointly, or $400 if you are married and filing separately or a single taxpayer or head of household. But, any amount less than $800 (married) $400 (single) still qualifies!  You can also split your tax credit between Qualifying Charitable Organizations of your choice.

Does this tax credit affect the Arizona private and public schools tax credits?

No.  This is in addition to the school tax credit programs.  You can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for giving to all three tax credit programs! For example, you can give to a public school, a Private School Tuition Organization, and the Qualifying Charitable Organization credit too.

How does this tax credit impact my ability to take a federal tax deduction?

Your contribution can be included as a deduction on your federal tax return, reducing your taxable income, maybe even resulting in decreased Federal taxes! To claim the tax deduction on your federal taxes for 2018, donations must be made before December 31st.

What is the deadline for this donation? 

Because calendar year filers have until April 15, 2019, to file their 2018 tax return, these taxpayers also have until April 15, 2019, to make qualifying contributions and claim these credits on their 2018 return.

For questions about the tax credit program, you can call Carrie Aranda at BGCMP at 602-956-8182

Fed Tax ID: 86-0107639
AZ QCO Code: 20323