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Qualified Charitable Organizations Tax Credit

The state of Arizona has a special program that allows residents to direct some of their tax dollars to charities they support. The AZ Department of Revenue has a list online of approved “Qualified Charitable Organizations” and RCUW is an umbrella organization. All you have to do is make a donation to RCUW now, and then fill out Form 321 with your state taxes to claim the credit. You will then receive a 100% refund for the donation you made when you get your tax refund.*

In 2018, the Arizona Department of Revenue has assigned a “QCO Code” to each qualified charitable organization. Donors must use the code to claim the tax credit on state income tax returns. RCUW’s QCO Code is 20726.

The state of Arizona limit for Charitable Organization Tax Credit donations is $400 for individuals and $800 for a married couple filing jointly.

This is separate from other tax credits, such as the private and public/chart school tax credits. So, that means you can claim them all.

* Please consult your tax advisor to determine your individual eligibility.

For more information, visit the AZ Department of Revenue QCO information website:


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