A Gift That Truly Gives Back

The state of Arizona provides an incredible incentive for taxpayers who donate to certain qualifying charities like St. Vincent de Paul. Thanks to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, you can donate up to $841 and get it right back on your Arizona tax return. 

Learn more below. 

How does it work?
Donate your AZ Tax Credit

Step 1

Donate to St. Vincent de Paul to support needy families in Arizona.

File your tax credit with the State of Arizona

Step 2

File your taxes and claim the credit by using AZDOR Form 321

Step 3 - Receive Your Tax Credit

Step 3

Receive your tax credit! (up to $841)

Donate Now

Claim your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

Choose an amount:

How is a credit different from a deduction?

A deduction reduces the amount of your income upon which the tax is determined. A credit reduces your tax liability as if you had already paid the tax.

Below are simplified examples that demonstrate the difference.

TAX DEDUCTION EXAMPLE

Mary and John earned $50,000 this year. They made an $841 gift to ABC Charity. Although ABC Charity is a nonprofit 501(c)3, it is not a Qualifying Charitable Organization for the tax credit. Mary and John can take a deduction for their gift which, after itemizing deductions, reduces their taxable income by $841. Their tax liability is now based on $49,159.

TAX CREDIT EXAMPLE 1

Betty and Ralph earned $50,000 this year. They made an $841 gift to SVdP which is a Qualifying Charitable Organization for the tax credit. Their Arizona tax liability based on $50,000 in earnings is $1,680. They can take an $841 credit against their tax liability reducing it to $839.

$1680    Betty and Ralph's original AZ tax liability
$841    AZ Charitable Tax Credit


$839    Betty and Ralph's final AZ tax liability

TAX CREDIT EXAMPLE 2

Sam and Linda earned $50,000 this year. They made an $841 gift to SVdP which is a Qualifying Charitable Organization for the tax credit. Their Arizona tax liability based on $50,000 in earnings is $1,680. Their payroll withholding for state taxes was $1,500. After applying their tax credit for their gift to SVdP, they received a refund of $661.

$1680 Sam and Linda's original AZ tax liability 
$841 AZ Charitable Tax Credit 
$839 Sam and Linda's final AZ tax liability 
− $1500 Payroll Withholding 


$661 Refund due Sam and Linda

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes. The maximum amount that can be claimed on the 2023 Arizona Income Tax Return is $841 for joint filers and $421 for single filers. Donations made for the 2024 Arizona Income Tax Returns can be up to $938 for joint filers and $470 for single filers. Learn more about this change: https://azdor.gov/tax-credits/contributions-qcos-and-qfcos

Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations was formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit. Donors may now take up to $421 in tax credit and couples filing jointly may take up to $841 in tax credit for gifts made to St. Vincent de Paul.

Yes. Each tax credit is separate, so you can take the Charitable Tax Credit in addition to tax credits for schools and foster care agencies. See Form 301 on the Arizona Department of Revenue’s website for other credits you may be able to take. 

You do not have to donate the whole amount at once. Donations given throughout the year that add up to the $421 and $841 limits qualify for the tax credit.  We can even set up a monthly gift option for you to spread the gifts out over the year.  For more information, please call Donna Rodgers at 602.261.6884.

You simply need a receipt from St. Vincent de Paul, which every donor receives in the mail after making a monetary gift. The form you need to take the tax credit is Arizona Form 321, which is available on the Arizona Department of Revenue’s website and is included with many of the available self-filing tax programs like Turbo Tax.

No. The Tax Credit only applies to voluntary cash donations.

St. Vincent de Paul’s tax ID is 86-0096789. Our Arizona QCO code is 20540.