Change a Child’s Life and Reap the Benefits

Phoenix Children’s ongoing mission is to protect the health of future generations. When we improve treatments and facilities, we can address the most challenging issues today while preventing and preparing for those of the future. That’s where we need your help.

By donating to Phoenix Children’s, a 501(c)(3) organization, you have life-changing impacts on our patients while generating a return on your worthy investment through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit—a win-win! Every dollar you donate goes directly to providing ill and injured children with best-in-class care, and you can receive a tax credit on your state return up to $400 if filing an individual tax return or $800 if filing jointly.

Watch Austin explain the donation process, deadlines, and how contributions benefit Phoenix Children’s. You can also read (or download) our Definitive Guide to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. It’s everything you need to know to take advantage of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Frequently Asked Questions

How does the tax credit work?

Some general guidelines for using the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit are as follows:

  • An individual must make the gift (corporations, foundations, partnerships, etc., do not qualify). Click Leadership Circle opportunities for more information about becoming a member with coordinated giving.
  • The gift must be made in cash (in-kind donations such as toys, books and services do not qualify)
  • The maximum credit allowed for single taxpayers or heads of households is $400 and $800 for joint taxpayers.
How do I verify Phoenix Children’s qualifies for the tax credit?

Visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website to see if an organization qualifies as a charity.

Can I still make use of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit despite changes to federal tax law?

Yes. The tax credit remains in effect for your state tax return.

How do I file for the Charitable Tax Credit?

The tax credit is available regardless of whether you itemize your taxes. Use Arizona Form 321, “Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations” to claim your tax credit.

What is the deadline for contributing this year?

The deadline to make a contribution applicable for the current tax year is April 15 unless that day falls on a weekend or holiday. The deadline for your donation to apply for the 2021 tax year is April 18.

I currently use the Public Education Tax Credit. Can I also use the Charitable Tax Credit?

Yes. These two tax credits are independent. You can claim both on the same tax return.

Can I make my charitable donation using payroll deductions?

Yes. Please consult with your employer to set up your payroll deduction. Your pay stub will act as proof of your donation.

Does the Charitable Tax Credit also apply to my federal income tax returns?

The tax credit only applies to your Arizona state income tax. However, you may be able to claim a federal tax deduction for the amount donated.

How do I document my contribution?

For cash and credit card donations, you will receive a receipt from the Phoenix Children’s Foundation documenting your contributions (minimum donation amount may apply). If you select a payroll deduction, you will receive a summary of your deductions the January following your payroll deduction period.