AZ Tax Credit

1 in 4 Arizona Children Are Currently Facing Hunger.

Donate $800 to St. Mary's Food Bank & Get $800 Back in your Arizona Tax Refund.

Hunger is one of the greatest threats to our community. But you can help! Together, we can ease hunger in Arizona. Give Hungry Children Their Next Meal. Please consider making your donation below today.

Your Tax Credit Donation Could End Hunger for Children in Arizona

What is the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit?

When you make a donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank, you can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your AZ state return. Receive up to $400 for individuals and $800 for those filing jointly. St. Mary’s Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) organization that qualifies for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

Donate Now and Get it Back on Your Arizona Tax Return.

St. Mary's Food Bank is a Qualifying Charitable Organization.

St. Mary’s Food Bank is a Qualifying Charitable Organization and equally important is certified on the Department of Revenue’s website for Donations made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations. Your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank can be included in your Federal Tax Deductions in addition to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. St. Mary’s Food Bank Qualifying Organization Code (QCO) is 20208. Please consult a qualified tax advisory for personal tax advice.

Local Families turn to St. Mary's Food Bank.

Support from the community is important to the hundreds of thousands of Arizonans who receive food every day. They come to us directly or to one of the nonprofit agencies in the St. Mary’s network who receive food from us at no cost, and they are provided pantry items, fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy, bread and more to feed their families. However, the need continues to be great.

Together, we’re fighting hunger in Arizona.

We are proud to stand together with the community, knowing we share the vision that no one should go without food. Because of friends like you, we distribute 250,000 pounds of food, daily. This food travels throughout most of Arizona and goes to hungry neighbors who might otherwise have to go without.

Questions about the AZ Charitable Tax Credit? These are the most common.

How do I file for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit?
Use Arizona Form 321, “Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations” to claim your tax credit.
What is the deadline for contributing?
The deadline for the AZ Charitable Tax Credit 2021 Tax Year. (AZSB1297) For more information, read the Arizona Revised Statute 43-1088 regarding contribution to qualifying charitable organizations here
What if I currently use the Public Education Tax Credit?
The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit is independent from the Public Education Tax credit. You can take advantage of both on your tax return.
Can I use the Charitable Tax Credit on my Federal Income Tax Returns?
The Charitable Tax Credit may be applied to your Arizona State income tax. You may also qualify for a federal tax deduction for the amount donated.
What are the best local charities to donate to?

St. Mary’s Food Bank was named one of the best local charities in Arizona. We also provide support to 500 local non-profits throughout Arizona.

How much of the donation for charity goes to help people in Arizona?
At St. Mary’s Food Bank, 95% of the money donated goes to the cause and helps feed hungry children, families, and seniors right here in Arizona.
What is the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit?
Arizona Credit for Donations Made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO) Contribution amounts eligible for credit: $400 for single filers/ $800 for joint. St. Mary’s Food Bank is a Qualified Charitable Organization.
What is a dollar for dollar Tax Credit?
According to the IRSTax credits provide a dollar-for dollar reduction of your income tax liability. This means that a $1,000 tax credit saves you $1,000 in taxes. On the other hand, tax deductions lower your taxable income and they are equal to the percentage of your marginal tax bracket.
What is AZ Tax Credit?
With the Arizona State Tax Credit program, when you make a donation to an eligible organization you receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against Arizona state taxes owed. These donations count as charitable contributions and may be deducted on your federal return if you itemize your deductions.
How do you get Arizona Tax Credits “AZ Tax Credit” for Charitable Donation?
The Arizona Department of RevenueCredit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (Arizona Form 321) The allowable current year’s credit for contributions to QCOs remains the same as the prior tax year. For 2018, the maximum current year’s credit is: $400 for single and head of household taxpayers $800 for married taxpayers filing a joint return St. Mary’s Food Bank is a Qualifying Charitable Organization. 95% of every donation goes directly to the cause, providing food to Hungry families, children, and seniors right here in Arizona.

Do you need a copy of Arizona form 321 “Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations” to include with your tax return? Click on the button above to download Arizona form 321.