Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

Teen Challenge of Arizona is certified by the State of Arizona to receive contributions as a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO).

Arizona State Tax Payers can donate to Teen Challenge of Arizona, and claim a Tax Credit when you file your taxes.

“I would not be here today if it wasn’t for Teen Challenge.” Eric almost lost his life due to drug addiction. Today, he is happily married with two beautiful children. And, the journey Eric experienced at Teen Challenge has prepared him for the future.

Great News…  Beginning in 2016, Arizona Doubled the amount that you may be eligible for!

And, you don’t have to itemize deductions to claim the credit.

This is a wonderful way to impact the lives of the many people we help, plus receive a dollar for dollar tax credit, up to $400 for filing single or head of household, or up to $800 for married filing jointly.

Please consult your tax adviser for detailed information about how this tax credit may apply to your tax situation.


  • Your gift can be postmarked by April 15 following the year you will claim the credit for.
  • You can make monthly donations to reach the total amount of your potential credit.
  • Just divide up the total that you’d like to contribute by the remaining months this year.



How might the tax credit affect my taxes?

  • A tax credit reduces your final tax liability.
  • It can reduce the amount you pay, or even increase the amount of your refund.

How do I Qualify?

  • Claim the credit on your Arizona State income tax return with Form 321.

The credit is as follows for taxpayers filing as

  • Married filing jointly: up to $800
  • Single or unmarried head of household: up to $400
  • Separate returns: up to $400

Is it the same as the School Tax Credit?

  • No, it is similar, but in addition to the School Tax Credit.
  • Taxpayers may be eligible for both School Tax Credit and Charitable Tax Credit in same year.

Can I donate to more than one qualifying charity?

  • Yes, you are able to donate to more than one qualifying charitable organization.
  • The total tax credit limit you may be eligible for remains the same.

Arizona Department of Revenue