Tax Credit

Tax Credit

Through tax credit support, you can help scouting programs for underserved youth in our communities and the money comes right back to you. You can use that same boomerang money to repeat the process year after year and never pay a dime! 

The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit allows you to donate to a qualifying charitable organization such as Grand Canyon Council, BSA Outreach, LLC. to receive dollar for dollar tax credit on your state tax and claim it on your federal tax. 

Your generous Arizona Tax Credit contribution enables the Grand Canyon Council to provide outreach programs that serve minority, at-risk, special needs, refugee, foster and economically diverse youth in our state. 

Your gift helps young people living in challenging circumstances learn time-tested, proven skills & values that have been changing lives for over 100 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may claim a tax credit for contributions you make to a Qualifying Charitable Organization, such as Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America Outreach, LLC. A charitable organization must apply for and meet all requirements of the law to be considered as a Qualifying Charitable Organization. If you pay Arizona state income taxes and make a contribution under certain conditions and limits you can get 100% of your contribution back as a state tax credit! Example: You can support scouting programs for our underserved youth in our communities and the money comes right back to you. You can use that same boomerang money to repeat the process year after year- at least while the credits are here – and never pay a dime!

Yes! These tax credits are independent from each other. You can take advantage of both the Public Education and Charitable Contribution Tax Credits in the same tax year.

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

Taxpayers that file as “married filing joint” may claim up to $800 credit. “Single,” “Head of Household” or “Married Filing Separate” taxpayers may claim up to $400 credit. In either case, your tax credit cannot exceed your tax liability (but you may carry forward your credit up to 5 years).

Yes. However, you must designate that the donation is directed to Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America Outreach, LLC.

If you’re looking for that tax credit, you’re in the right place at the wrong time. The Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations was formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit. This name change was made in 2013.

No. The gift must be in cash (in-kind donations such as automobiles, camping equipment, food, and services do not qualify for this credit). You can, of course, sell your Vice tapes on Ebay and donate the proceeds.

This tax credit applies only to your Arizona state income tax. However, you may be able to claim a federal tax deduction for the contribution. If you do, remember that you cannot claim both a state deduction and a state credit for the same gift. However, if you claim a qualifying contribution as an Arizona credit, you may be able to deduct that contribution on your itemized Federal return, but if so, that donation must be removed from your Arizona itemized deductions.

Only if you file the income it produces on your individual return (i.e., it’s a sole proprietorship and you complete a Schedule C on a federal return). Since the gift must be from an individual that pays Arizona state income taxes, entities that file their own taxes (e.g., corporations, partnerships, etc.) do not qualify.

You complete AZ Department of Revenue Form 321 with your state tax return.

Yes. Your tax liability will be reduced by 100% of your donation (up to the applicable limit) whether you owe money or get money back. If you get a state refund (over withheld), your refund increases by that amount. If you under withheld (owe), the amount you owe decreases by that amount. In either case, your tax liability must exceed your total credits

Not in the same tax year, but you may carry forward your credit up to 5 years. Note: this is for total tax obligation for the year, not over-withholding and owing less than the gift amount or getting a refund The information contained herein is for illustrative purposes only. The Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council, Grand Canyon Outreach, LLC, or its employees, executive board members, agents, volunteers or assigns cannot give legal, financial, or tax advice. Please consult a licensed professional.

Yes! Setting up a payroll deduction through your employer is an easy, affordable way to contribute. Just remember, the final payment must be made before December 31 of the tax year in which you are claiming the credit.

100% of all donations go directly to support our outreach youth (exception is if you donate by credit card or Paypal, those companies charge us a small merchant transaction fee).

If you donate online, a receipt is generated automatically. GCC Outreach will send you a receipt confirming your contribution. This receipt documents your contribution and will support your tax credit claim. Payroll deductions also require a pay stub receipt.

GCC Outreach must receive your contribution by April 15th

We’re sorry, but no. The information on this website, including these FAQs, is for general purposes only. The Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council, Grand Canyon Outreach, LLC, or any of its employees, members of its board of directors, agents, volunteers or assigns cannot give legal, financial, or tax advice. Please consult your licensed professional for your particular situation.

*Use AZDor Form 321 with your tax returns

Qualifying Charity Code 20437 Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America Outreach, LLC.

*You can take advantage of both, the Public Education and Charitable Contribution Tax Credits in the same tax year. 

These tax credits are independent from each other.

There’s more information on these programs at azdor.gov 

Please consult a licensed professional.