AZ Tax Credit

Stepping Up for Seniors is a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO).
The Arizona State Tax Credit program allows you to make a donation to an eligible organization and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against Arizona state taxes owed. You can contribute up to the amount of your expected Arizona tax liability.


Arizona provides two separate tax credits for individuals who make contributions to charitable organizations: one for donations to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO) and the second for donations to Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations (QFCO). Individuals making cash donations made to these charities may claim these tax credits on their Arizona Personal Income Tax returns.


Effective in 2016, credit eligible contributions made on or before the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the taxable year may be applied to either the current or the preceding taxable year and are considered to have been made on the last day of that taxable year.


Maximum Credit for Any Tax Year

  • Single or head of household: $400 (Qualifying Charitable Organization) + $500 (Qualifying Foster Care Organization) = $900

  • Married filing jointly: $800 (Qualifying Charitable Organization) + $1,000 (Qualifying Foster Care Organization) = $1,800


*Beginning in 2016, the qualifying charitable organization and qualifying foster care organization donations are no longer linked, so you can take both credits for a new maximum of $900 ($1,800 for married filing jointly).

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