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Every minute of every day, we provide job seekers with the tools and resources they need to become confident, purpose-driven, and successful. When you make a charitable tax credit donation to Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, you make a difference in the lives of Arizonans who seek meaningful employment and sustainable wages. With your donation, you will receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona state income tax return. It’s a win-win: you redirect your dollars from the state to support individuals and families in your community.

MAKE YOUR ANNUAL CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT DONATION today.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?
It’s simple!

  • You owe $1,000 in state income tax.
  • You donate $400 to Goodwill.
  • You subtract $400 from your tax bill.
  • You pay the state only $600 in state income tax.
  • You pay less taxes to the state and directly impact the community.

Goodwill Tax Credit FAQ


The Charitable Tax Credit is a charitable contribution you can give to qualifying Arizona charitable organizations. Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona is an approved recipient. You can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona state income tax return while helping Arizonans achieve meaningful employment, at no additional cost to you. Your gift goes directly to Goodwill instead of the state.

The Charitable Tax Credit is a charitable contribution you can give to qualifying Arizona charitable organizations. Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona is an approved recipient. You can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona state income tax return while helping put people to work - at no additional cost to you. Your gift goes directly to Goodwill instead of the state.

The limits are $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples filing jointly. However, smaller donations are allowed. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

Anyone who pays Arizona state income tax may be eligible for the tax credit. For example, if you are a married couple filing jointly and owe $1000 in state income tax and you donate $400 to Goodwill, you may subtract $400 from your tax bill and pay the state only $600. Additionally, you can also use the $400 donation as a federal income tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

No. Starting with the 2013 tax year, you do not have to itemize deductions to claim a credit for contributions to a qualifying charitable organization.

A tax credit is significantly more beneficial than a tax deduction. A tax credit reduces your tax liability dollar-for-dollar and comes off at the bottom line. A tax deduction reduces the taxable income upon which your tax liability is calculated.

A qualifying charitable organization is a tax exempt (501)(c)(3) organization or community action agency that allocates at least 50 percent of its budget to services that help welfare recipients or the working poor with their immediate basic needs. Services, which must be provided and used in Arizona, may include food, clothing, shelter, cash, health care, child care, job placement and/or job training.

The Arizona Department of Revenue publishes a list of self-certified organizations. To request a list or to see if an organization qualifies, call the Department of Revenue in Phoenix at (602) 255-3381 or go to azdor.gov/tax-credits

No. The Charitable Tax Credit applies only to your Arizona state income tax. However, you may be able to claim a federal tax deduction for the amount donated. Consult your tax advisor for more information.

No. Only individual taxpayers may claim this tax credit.

Charitable Tax Credit dollars cannot be refunded. They can only be used to reduce your state tax liability to zero. Any unused dollars may be carried forward for up to the next five taxable years.

Yes, but the total Charitable Tax Credit allowed is $400 per individual or $800 for married couples filing jointly, regardless of the number of organizations you support.

Yes. You can make cash contributions through payroll deductions towards one or more qualifying charitable organizations. Please consult your employer to set up your payroll deduction using Arizona Form A-4C.

You can get more information by visiting the Arizona Department of Revenue website at azdor.gov or by calling Taxpayer Assistance at (602) 255-3381.

Yes, Goodwill will send you written acknowledgement for your donation in a timely manner that can be used for your Arizona and IRS tax returns. Goodwill Industries of Central and Northern Arizona’s Tax ID is 86-0104415. Please call (602) 535-4034 for further information.

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Goodwill Industries of Central and Northern Arizona, Inc. does not offer legal or tax advice. Always check with a qualified and licensed professional regarding all matters related to tax or legal issues. Please be advised that, based on current IRS rules and standards, the advice contained herein is not intended to be used, nor can it be used, for the avoidance of any tax penalty that the IRS should assess related to this matter. Additional issues may exist that could affect the federal tax treatment of the transaction on the matter that is the subject of this advice and this advice does not provide a conclusion with respect to such issues.