You can support the life-changing work of Caring Ministries at no cost to you through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit
Caring Ministries is a Qualifying Charitable Organization. This means that you can reduce what you owe in Arizona state taxes by up to $800 (married couples) or $400 (individuals) when you make a donation to Caring Ministries.
Donations can be made on our Donate page or mailed to 820 W. Calle Sur, Tucson, AZ 85705.
Frequently Asked Questions
What information do I need to claim this credit?
Starting in 2018, you will need to use QCO code 20319 to indicate your donation to Caring Ministries on your tax forms. Use AZ tax forms 301 and 321 to claim the tax credit. When you make a donation to Caring Ministries, you will also receive a receipt for your donation as well as a year-end summary of all donations made during the calendar year, which can be used when filing your taxes.
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 this separate from the Working Poor Tax Credit?
This is the same tax credit, as the Working Poor Tax Credit is now referred to as the Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) Tax Credit.
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, your gift of any amount to Caring Ministries can help provide hope and care to 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 does Caring Ministries qualify for this tax credit?
Caring Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and for years has been acknowledged as a Qualifying Charitable Organization.
How does my gift help?
When you support Caring Ministries, you become a part of our mission to support local communities by providing food and resources, sharing the love of Christ to everyone we serve. You also help support the local churches and ministries who depend on Caring Ministries for food to serve the communities around them. Browse our website to learn more about how gifts from donors like you are impacting lives in Arizona.
What else can I do to help?
Visit our Donate page to learn more about all the ways to give to Caring Ministries. We also love volunteers and have opportunities for groups and individuals. Visit our Serve page to learn more.
What if I still have more questions about the tax credit?
For more information, consult your tax professional or contact the Arizona Department of Revenue at azdor.gov or (800) 352-4090.