Arizona State Charitable Tax Credit Changes

Many of you support ICS by taking the Arizona dollar-for-dollar state tax credit when you make a donation. The amounts allowed for those tax credits have now been doubled with a new state law signed by Governor Ducey in 2017. The new limits allow an individual to take a $400 tax credit and married couples to contribute up to $800 for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. 
We hope you will consider boosting your donation to take advantage of the bigger tax credits and support ICS at the same time. Your donation helps families at the ICS Food Bank, people in crisis who need emergency help with rent or utilities, and seniors who depend on nutritious Mobile Meals delivered to their home, among many others. The tax credit is a great way to reduce your tax burden to the state and keep your tax dollars working right here in your community.  You can also make monthly donations to reach your tax credit donation goal (click here to learn about our monthly giver program). 


Donate to ICS by April 15, 2019 and Take Advantage of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

If you donate to ICS by April 15, 2019, you can claim a tax credit that reduces dollar for dollar what you would pay in Arizona state income tax.

  • Couples filing jointly can claim a tax credit of up to $800.
  • Head of household/single can claim a tax credit up to $400.
  • The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit is completely separate from and in addition to the Private School Tuition and Public School Activity Tax Credits – you may participate in any or all three if you choose.
  • If you have no Arizona tax liability for the current year, you may carry the tax credit forward for up to five years.
  • Your donation may also be claimed as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax.

How does it work? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Donate to ICS as an agency that serves the working poor by April 15, 2019.
    Click here to donate online now. Note: If you are mailing in your donation, it must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2019.
  2. Prepare your state tax return.
  3. You or your accountant complete the simple Arizona Tax Form 321 and include it with your state tax return.

ICS Tax Id number 86-0520997

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit QCO Code #20438


For more information call Deborah Carr, Philanthropy and Public Relations Director, at 520-526-9310 or visit the Arizona Tax Credit website.

Please note: Interfaith Community Services is not a tax adviser. As with any investment, please consult with your tax adviser for expert advice on your tax situation.