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.
This individual income tax credit is available for contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations that provide immediate basic needs to residents of Arizona who receive temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits, are low-income residents of Arizona, or are individuals who have a chronic illness or physical disability. The maximum credit allowed is $800 for married filing joint filers and $400 for single, heads of household, and married filing separate filers.
Special Olympics Arizona partners with Executive Council Charities (ECC) to process Arizona Charitable Tax Credit donations. ECC is a qualified umbrella organization that directs your charitable tax credit donation to Special Olympics Arizona. By making your tax credit donation through the ECC site, Special Olympics Arizona qualifies for matching gifts and other grants from ECC. For more information about ECC and the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit watch the video below.
Note: Currently EC70 does not accept monthly recurring donations for tax credit purposes. If you’d like to spread your credit donation out over several months you can do that here.