Give your Arizona tax credit

Save up to $938 on your taxes–give a donation and get it back


Your donation to AZCEND helps people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness–your gift changes lives.


Donations to AZCEND can actually reduce the amount you already pay in taxes. The state of Arizona offers a dollar-for-dollar credit up to $470 for single taxpayers and $938 for couples filing jointly.


How tax credits work

Steps to claim your dollar-for-dollar tax credit:

  1. Give a donation to AZCEND
  2. Claim your credit when you file your Arizona state taxes
  3. Get your money back as a credit that lowers the amount of taxes you already pay OR as a refund up to $938

Frequently asked questions

Is a tax credit the same as a tax deduction?

A deduction lowers the amount of income on which your taxes are calculated. A credit reduces the amount of taxes you owe dollar-for-dollar.


An example

Arizona State taxes owed               $1,200

Donation to AZCEND                          – 421

Arizona State taxes now owed        $779


How do I claim a tax credit?

When you file your Arizona state taxes, claim the Charitable Tax Credit on Arizona Form 321. Identify AZCEND with Qualified Charitable Organization (QCO) #20491.


Can I get the school and foster care tax credits also?

Yes, you can give to AZCEND for your charitable tax credit while also giving to organizations approved for school, foster care and veteran tax credits.


What if I don’t itemize my taxes?

You can claim the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit without itemizing your tax return.


Can I give smaller amounts monthly instead of one larger donation?

You can give monthly by choosing the recurring monthly donation option with your online donation. Contact our Development Department at (480) 963-1423, Ext. 108 for assistance.


When is the deadline?

You can donate before filing and claim the tax credit on your Arizona state taxes when your donation is either postmarked or entered online by midnight, April 15, 2024.


Did you know?

More than 95 cents of every dollar given to AZCEND goes directly to programs that help neighbors in need.


AZCEND is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, Tax EIN #86-0428780, and a Qualified Charitable Organization, QCO Code #20491. Please consult your tax advisor for specific questions related to your taxes.