Arizona Tax Credits

Did you know…

The Arizona Tax Credit donation has the effect of directing how your tax dollars are spent.

Join our 1000 Voices and let’s do something about homelessness all together.

This important Tax Credit represents your voice in government. You are using these tax dollars your way. You get to decide!


Did you know…

95% of AZ Taxpayers do NOT take advantage of the Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) Tax Credit?

Even though it is a 100% dollar-for-dollar Arizona Tax Credit that reduces taxes owed by the charitable gift amount (up to eligible limits).

Did you know…

All four charitable tax credits categories can be used in the same tax year!

Even if you already used your public, private, or foster (QFCO) charitable giving tax credits. All of these four charitable giving tax credits can be applied cumulatively against owed taxes of an equal or greater amount.

How the tax credit works

Here’s how:

1. Please donate to the Homeless ID Project, an Arizona Qualified Charitable Organization (QCO). Donations made up to April 15, 2025 are eligible for a dollar-for-dollar 2024 tax reduction credit.  Needless to say, the sooner we receive your donation the sooner it goes towards helping families, vets, aging out foster kids and all others we serve.

2. Your online donation will receive an email receipt acknowledging your greatly appreciated gift. Mailed donations are acknowledged at the end of the month received.

3. Your Arizona tax refund will be increased, or your tax bill will be reduced, by the amount donated up to $470 for an individual, $938 for joint filers (2024 eligible limits).

4. When you file your Arizona state taxes, use form AZDOR 321, it is usually included with e-filing tax programs, but can be downloaded here.  Our Homeless ID Project QCO code for the AZDOR 321 form is 20296.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How do I claim my Arizona Tax Credit?

The Arizona Tax Credit is claimed when filing your tax return. You will need to include form AZDOR321 (available by clicking on this link or as a part of your electronic tax filing software) and entering Homeless ID Project’s Qualifying Charitable Organization number (QCO 20296).


Do I have to wait until I file my taxes to make a donation?
You can make a Tax Credit donation anytime during the year – and into the next year up until the April 15th tax deadline. You may want to set up a recurring monthly payment (online donation option) while at the same time having your employer reduce the amount of your state tax withholding. This will remove the need to make a large donation at any point and will spread the Tax Credit donation evenly across the year.


What will my donation do to help homeless people in our community?

Consider that it is impossible to get a job without an ID, and a single ID may be all it takes to move an individual from unemployed and homless to employment enabling housing. Similarly, birth certificates are needed for family housing, and a brith certificate may be the only thing standing between a family in shelter and a family in permanent housing. Your tax credit donation enables Homeless ID Project to provide necessary documents to those seeking to prevent or end their homelessness.

How much can/should I donate?
The Arizona Tax Credit program will return 100% of your donation up to eligible limits established for that tax year – but not more than your actual tax liability.  One should always consult a tax professional, usually anyone expecting to have taxes due can take advantage of this tax credit donation.  You do not have to donate to maximum eligible limit to claim the credit. A $100 donation, as an example, will qualify for the QCO tax credit.





Your Voice Can Have Impact


The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), estimates the cost of homelessness to a community is $30,000 to $50,000 per unhoused person per year.

If a mere 10% of 15,622 those we served in 2023 resulted in an end to their homelessness, your donations, in support of this work, resulted in a savings to our community of $46.5 million dollars (15,622 x 10% x $30,000 = $46.8 million) and it significantly improved their quality of life!