Tax Credits

Your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Dollars can make a difference in the lives of homeless women and children!

Did you know that by donating to Prescott Area Shelter Services you are eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit? The Charitable Tax Credit is a charitable contribution you can give to qualifying Arizona charitable organizations. Prescott Area Shelter Services is an approved recipient.

Arizona provides a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for contributions to organizations that serve the working poor. With passage of Senate Bill 1216 this year, the amount of the tax credit doubles the amount that individuals and married couples can make each year.
Senate Bill 1216 also increased the amount that individuals and married couples can contribute to foster care charitable organizations. The amounts allowed under current statute are $400 and $800. Senate Bill 1216 increases those amounts to $500 and $1,000.

For Example:

  • Single or head of household: $400 (Qualifying Charitable Organization) + $500 (Qualifying Foster Care Organization) = $900 tax credit
  • Married filing jointly: $800 (Qualifying Charitable Organization) + $1,000 (Qualifying Foster Care Organization) = $1,800 tax credit.

New in 2016: the qualifying charitable organization and qualifying foster care organization donations are no longer linked, so you can take both credits for a new maximum of $900 ($1,800 for married filing jointly).

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Prescott Area Shelter Services does not offer legal or tax advice. Please consult with a qualified, licensed professional regarding all legal or tax-related questions. For questions about your donation to PASS and the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, please contact us at 928-778-5933 or by email at

Additional information regarding this program is available at

Deadline is April 15th, 2017.

On behalf of PASS and the many homeless women and children that come through our doors, we thank you!