Arizona Tax Credit
To learn more about the Arizona Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit and the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, watch this video and review the Frequently Asked Questions below.
You can also contact the Arizona Department of Revenue at (800) 352-4090 or visit their website. Please call ABCS at (800) 678-0648 for questions about how to quality for both tax credits by giving to Community Resource Centers and Caring Ministries.
Frequently Asked Questions
I give to schools for their tax credits. Does this mean that I don’t qualify for this tax credit?
Actually, the Arizona Charitable Tax Credits are separate from the Private School and Public School credits. Arizona taxpayers may utilize all of them.
Is the Arizona Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit separate from the Working Poor Tax Credit?
Yes, the Working Poor Tax Credit is now referred to as the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Arizona taxpayers can now qualify for both the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit and the Arizona Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit when they give to separate qualifying organizations. You can qualify for both by giving to Rio Vista Center and Casa de Amor. For more information about Arizona tax credits, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website or call (800) 352-4090.
I like to give locally. Where do donations go?
Contributions made to the Rio Vista Center and Casa de Amor will support the center in your community.
I don’t owe any state taxes, or I don’t owe as much in state taxes as the credit allows me to give. Does it still benefit me to give?
Tax credits may be carried forward up to five years, so even if you give more than you owe in state taxes this year, you can apply the credit to your taxes for the next five years. Whether you claim a state tax credit or not, the amount you give to Rio Visa Center and Casa de Amor is eligible for a federal deduction. Additionally, with a gift of any amount to these community resource centers can help provide hope and care to hurting children and families in your community, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ across Arizona. We encourage you to give any amount God leads you to give, regardless of the qualifying tax credit amounts.
What is the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction?
Tax credits and deductions are very different in the way they benefit you financially. Tax deductions reduce the amount of your gross income that is taxable while tax credits are applied directly against the amount of money owed in taxes. In most cases, a tax credit provides a greater positive impact to you financially.
How do the Rio Vista Center and Casa de Amor qualify for the Foster Care tax credit?
Rio Vista Center and Casa de Amor are a ministries of Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and for years has been acknowledged as a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization.