Learn More About the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit Here!

Living here means YOU get to choose where a portion of your Arizona tax dollars go! Take advantage of the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit when you donate to Christian Family Care.

Christian Family Care (CFC) is a local non-profit organization that has served children in our state for almost 40 years! We believe every child deserves a loving and nurturing family. Because of help from the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit, we’ve been able to place over 30,000 at-risk children into Christian foster or adoptive families.

Help At-Risk Children and Reduce Your State Income Tax 

One of the easiest ways to make a difference in the lives of children is through the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit. This is not a tax deduction, but an actual credit. Currently, married couples can reduce what they owe in state taxes by $1,000, while single filers are eligible for a $500 credit.

If you are having any issues please contact us at: 602-234-1935 or email TaxCredit@cfcare.org

What it comes down to is you can either pay the state or you can help transform the lives of vulnerable, at-risk children at no additional cost to you. Please take full advantage of this opportunity to help children in foster care.

To receive the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit, make your gift by filling out the form above. We recommend asking your tax advisor to help you claim the dollar-for-dollar credit when you file your Arizona state tax return. You may also be able to claim your gift as a charitable deduction on your federal taxes.

Christian Family Care’s ​Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization code is 10024. Place this code on form 352 when filing your Arizona tax return in order to take your tax credit.

We hope you enjoy the many benefits of living in Arizona! Thank you for helping make a lasting impact in the lives of foster children in your state.

Some FAQs About the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit

What is the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction?

Tax credits are different than tax deductions. A tax credit replaces the taxes you owe or it increases your refund from the state. A tax deduction only reduces how much taxable income you claim.

A tax credit will help reduce your overall state tax liability and is not impacted by your tax withholdings during the course of the year. If you withheld more than what you owed, the credit will result in an increase in your state tax refund. If you have no Arizona tax liability for the current year, you may carry the tax credit forward for up to five years. And you don’t have to itemize on your state taxes either—so even working teens can give!

Does this foster care tax credit also apply to federal tax returns?

The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit doesn’t apply to what you owe in federal taxes. However, you may be able to claim a federal tax deduction for the amount you donate.

What if I don’t owe the state anything in taxes?

If you don’t owe the state anything in taxes, you can carry this tax credit forward up to 5 years!

How do I claim this tax credit?

The credit is available only to individuals/couples filing in Arizona. Christian Family Care’s ​Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization code is 10024. Place this code on form 352 which is included in your Arizona tax return to claim your tax credit!

Can I also take advantage of other State tax credits?

Yes! In addition to the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit, you may also take advantage of tax credits available through private school tuition tax credit organizations, charitable tax credit (working poor tax credit), and the public school tax credit, further reducing your tax liability. Check with your tax professional and you can learn more about these other tax credits here.

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