Arizona Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit

The Arizona Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit is easy to claim, repays you for your generosity, and makes a real difference in the life of a child in foster care.

In 2013, the Arizona Legislature passed a provision that doubles the tax credit for cash contributions made to a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization, such as Aviva Children's Services. To qualify for this designation, a charity has to meet all the require¬ments of the law and must provide services to at least 200 foster children in Arizona and spend at least 50% of its budget on ongoing services to foster children in Arizona.

The Arizona Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit is available to all individuals and residents who file taxes in Arizona. This means you can now redirect your state income tax liability and help Aviva provide much needed resources and services to close to 4,500 children currently in foster care in Pima County.

By donating to Aviva you can reduce what you owe in state taxes up to $500 (individuals) or $1,000 (married couples filing jointly). This tax credit comes directly off the top of your Arizona tax bill!

  • Make a one-time donation, or become a monthly partner to help us provide critical services to children in foster care. Donations to any of Aviva’s programs are eligible for this tax credit.
  • If you withheld an amount equal to or greater than your tax liability, the credit will increase your state tax refund. If you do not owe state taxes, tax credits may be carried forward up to five years.
  • The Arizona Foster Care Charitable Tax Credit is separate from the Private School and Public School tax credits. You can utilize all three tax credits concurrently to reduce your state tax liability.
  • You may also be able to claim your donation as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.

To claim this tax credit, we must receive your online contribution by midnight, April 15 of the next year. If donating by US mail, contributions must be postmarked by April 15 and sent to:

Aviva Children’s Services 
153. S. Plumer Ave. 
Tucson, AZ 85719

Why wait, donate online now!

For more information on this and other state tax credits, consult your tax advisor or contact the Arizona Department of Revenue at (602) 255-3381 or go online to AZDOR website.