Your contributions help young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to engage, contribute and work in their communities. Pathway To Work is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an Arizona Qualified Tax Credit Organization. Donors who are Arizona taxpayers can contribute up to $421 for individual filers and $841 for joint filers and may be eligible to receive a dollar for dollar tax credit.
See below for more information on the AZ Tax Credit
By redirecting your state taxes via the AZ Charitable Tax Credit, you can give to Pathway To Work and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit – up to $421 for individuals and $841 for married couples filing jointly – on your Arizona state taxes.
How does the Charitable Tax Credit (CTC) work?
If you make a donation to an Arizona Qualified Charity, you can take a credit against your Arizona state income taxes. Pathway To Work is a qualified charity. Our Qualifying Charitable Organization Code is 22112. A credit is better than a deduction, as a credit is a dollar for dollar reduction in your tax liability.
Can I donate to receive both School Tax Credit and the Charitable Tax Credit?
The state of Arizona has a number of independent tax credits. The Public School – Extra-Curricular Tax credit and the Private School – Tuition Organization credits are two of these. Each work similarly, yet independently. As long as your tax liability exceeds the credit parameters of each, you can take advantage of the many tax credit programs available including CTC.
Will I be refunded if I donate more than I owe?
First, be careful NOT to confuse “what I owe” with “what is my tax liability.” You may be getting a refund because you had more taxes withheld (from your paycheck, pension, other sources, etc.) than what your liability was. In this case, if you qualify for the CTC, you would get a larger refund. The direct answer to the above question is you cannot get a refund if you donate more than your income tax liability; however, any unused contribution may be carried forward and used up to 5 years after the donation.
Is there a limit to how much credit I can receive?
Yes. The maximum QCO credit donation amount for 2023 is $421 single, married filing separately or head of household; $841 married filing jointly.
Please Note: Arizona law allows QCO donations made during 2023 or donations made from January 1, 2024 through April 15, 2024 to be claimed on the 2023 Arizona income tax return. The maximum credit that can be claimed on the 2023 Arizona return for donations made to QCO's is $421 for single, married filing separate or head of household taxpayers, and $841 for married filing joint taxpayers. If a taxpayer makes a QCO donation from January 1, 2024 through April 15, 2024 and wants to claim the higher 2024 maximum credit amount, the taxpayer will need to claim the credit on the 2024 Arizona return filed in 2025.
How do I file for the credit?
You can file for the CTC when you file your income tax return for the state of Arizona. Arizona Forms 321 and 301 are necessary to claim the refund (available at the end of the year).
When is the last day I can donate?
New 2016 law extends the contribution date for these tax credit donations to April 15th of the following year similar to your IRA contributions.
When will I receive a receipt from Pathway To Work?
If you use the "Donate Now" button above you will receive an immediate receipt from PayPal. An additional tax receipt will be sent to you from Pathway To Work by mail within 3-5 business days of your donation.
If I donate on April 15th of the following year, do I still get the credit even if it hits my account a few days later?
The IRS will view the transaction date as the point of reference.
Do you have to itemize to qualify for the CTC?
It is not necessary to itemize.
Can I make contributions to more than one qualifying charitable organization?
The total Arizona Charitable Tax Credit allowed is $400 per individuals and $800 for married couples filing jointly regardless of how many organizations you contribute to.
Where can I get more information?
You can get more information on the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit by visiting the Arizona Department of Revenue’s website at: https://azdor.gov/tax-credits/contributions-qcos-and-qfcos or by calling Taxpayer Assistance at 602-255-3381 or 800-352-4090