When you donate to Valley of the Sun United Way through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, you will get your donation amount back in your state taxes (up to $800), either as a deduction to your liability or an increase to your refund – no itemizing necessary.
Seem too good to be true? It’s not! Ask your tax advisor how you and your community can benefit from the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.
Your donation will build brighter futures for children like Mia, who, thanks to the generosity of leaders like you, is on her way to creating the life of her dreams.
Your $100 donation provides mentorship for three students to find education and employment opportunities.
Your $400 donation provides up to 2,000 meals for individuals facing food insecurity.
Your $800 donation provides one month of emergency shelter for a family of three.
“It’s like being reimbursed for doing something good for our neighbors in need.” – Elizabeth L, Valley of the Sun United Way donor
Giving through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit is an easy way to redirect the money you would otherwise be paying in taxes. By leveraging the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, you take control of where your tax dollars go. Your donation will either reduce the total Arizona state income tax you owe or increase the state income tax refund you receive, dollar-for-dollar when you file your taxes – up to $800 if you’re married and file jointly, or up to $400 if you file as an individual.*
Valley of the Sun United Way relies on charitable donations to continue to fund critical programs in our community, all of which focus on tackling today’s most pressing issues, including health and hunger, housing and homelessness, education and workforce development. All integral parts of MC2026, a five-year plan for Mighty Change in Maricopa County.
Your donation provides hardworking families with essentials needed to maintain stability, including emergency rent, utilities and other vital resources. When you give, you support the most urgent needs of our vulnerable neighbors – give hope, get a tax credit.
Yes! In addition to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, Arizona taxpayers can also donate to organizations that fall under the following three categories:
Qualified Foster Care Organization Tax Credit – This tax credit opportunity allows you to donate to a qualifying foster care organization and receive up to a $1,000 tax credit when you file.
Public Education Tax Credits – This tax credit opportunity allows you to donate to a public school and receive up to $400 tax credit when you file.
Private Education Tax Credits – This tax credit opportunity allows you to donate to an Arizona private school and receive up to $2,435 tax credit when you file.
*Arizona State tax credits are available based on your income tax filing status. Valley of the Sun United Way is not a tax advisor. As with any financial recommendation, contact a qualified tax professional for expert advice on your specific tax situation.