The state of Arizona has a special program that allows residents to direct some of their tax dollars to charities they support. The AZ Department of Revenue has a list online of approved “Qualifying Charitable Organizations,” and AZA United is approved. All you have to do is make a donation to AZA United now, and then fill out Form 321 with your state taxes to claim the credit.* You will then receive a 100% refund for the donation you made when you get your tax refund.* Donations must be made by December 31 to claim your tax credit for the current year.
Beginning January 1, 2016, the state of Arizona has doubled the limit for Charitable Organization Tax Credit donations! The most you can claim in one year is now $400 for an individual and $800 for a married couple filing jointly.
A law passed in 2013 allows anyone who files taxes in Arizona to claim this tax credit. It is separate from other tax credits, such as the private and public/charter school tax credits. So, that means you can claim them all.