Arizona allows you to make donations directly to qualifying organizations and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit against your Arizona State Income Tax liability.*

Arizona allows you to choose to pay the state or donate directly to the qualified charitable organization of your choice.  

As a Qualified Foster Care Organization, you can donate $500 (individual) or $1,000 (married, filing jointly) to Jose's Closet as an Arizona Tax Credit Donation.

Wouldn't you rather direct your tax dollars directly to Jose's Closet to help us help Arizona's most vulnerable children?

Jose's Closet can only operate with the assistance of generous people like you.  Thank you for your support!  Find out more below.

Arizona Tax Credit Donations

What is an AZ Tax Credit?

Arizona offers tax credits to those filing AZ  personal income tax returns.  You can reduce your tax liability to the state by directing your funds to qualifying charities.  Jose's Closet is a 2018/2019 Qualified Foster Care Organization.  Our QFCO # is 10040.

Donations may be made between January 1st and April 15th of the following year to be claimed for tax credits.  You decide in which tax year to claim the tax credit, by filing Form 352 with your tax return.  

Each donation may only be claimed in one tax year.

To Claim a 2018 Tax Credit: 

Donate between Jan 1, 2018 and Apr 15, 2019

To Claim a 2019 Tax Credit: 

Donate between Jan 1, 2019 and Apr 15, 2020

To Claim a 2020 Tax Credit: 

Donate between Jan 1, 2020 and Apr 15, 2021

How Can I Donate?

You can make your donation online or by mailing us a check.  

Paying via Credit Card?

Please visit our donation page.

Writing a Check?
Please make your check out to "Jose's Closet Inc" and write "QFCO 10040" in the memo field.  This helps us know that you plan to claim the tax credit.  Mail your check to:
Jose's Closet - Tax Credit

PO Box 1641
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

How Much Can I Donate as a Tax Credit?

We welcome your donation of any amount!

There are two factors that determine your Arizona tax credit limit:

- your tax credit is capped at $500 for individuals or $1,000 if married, filing jointly

- your tax credit cannot exceed your tax liability 

(your tax credit cannot be larger than what you owe)

Donations over the limits are definitely welcome and appreciated, but you may only claim up to the stated limits as a tax credit.

Annual limits for Tax Credits are set by the Arizona Department of Revenue.  

How Do I Claim The Tax Credit?

To claim your tax credit, you must complete AZ Form 352 and follow the instructions provided when filing your Arizona Personal Income Tax.

Find More Information

More information about Arizona Tax Credits may be found at the Arizona Department of Revenue's website.

Please contact your tax advisor for more personalized information and answers.

Does Your Employer Match Contributions?

Many employers will match the donations made by their employees to charitable organizations.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Jose's Closet will be happy to contact your employer on your behalf to see if they will match your contribution.  Please include your employer's contact information with your donation, and we will follow up with them.

Questions About Donations


Can I Donate if I Don't Pay Arizona Taxes?

Yes!  We welcome donations of any amount from all donors.  Every dollar donated helps support the families who support foster, adoptive, and kinship families.  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so donations to us may be claimed as such on your federal taxes.  (Please consult your tax professional for more personalized advice.)  Only those individuals paying Arizona State Income Tax may claim the AZ Tax Credit. 

Do You Accept Corporate Donations?

Absolutely!  Corporate donors are very appreciated.  Although businesses are not able to claim a Tax Credit for their donation, Jose's Closet is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and we rely on the support we get from all our generous sponsors.

If your corporation is interested in holding a volunteer event with Jose's Closet, please contact us.

If your corporation offers matching of employee donations, please contact us.  We will gladly schedule a brief presentation if desired, and provide informational brochures to your employees. 

Can I Claim My Donated Items as a Tax Credit?

We appreciate donations of gently used items, but these cannot be claimed for the Arizona Tax Credit.  However, they are considered a donation to a 501(c)3 non-profit, and may be treated as such for federal tax purposes.  (Please consult your tax professional for more personalized advice.)

Does My Donation Have To Be Made As One Large Payment For Tax Credit?

No.  You can make several donations throughout the year, and all are eligible to claim as Tax Credit - until you meet your limit.  Donations do not have to be made in one lump sum.

Can I Wait Until I Do My Taxes To Make a Tax Credit Donation?

Yes!  After you calculate the amount owed to Arizona for your personal State Income Tax is a great time to make a donation.  You will know how much tax liability you have, and can determine your donation accordingly.  Be sure to your donation gets to us prior to April 15th for it to count as a donation in the prior tax year.  (See donation periods above.)

Do You Send Receipts for Financial Donations?

Yes.  Donation receipts for financial contributions are generally sent via email if you have provided an email address.  If no email address was given, we will send a receipt to the mailing address.  If you aren't sure we have your information, please send us an email at donate@josescloset.org with your information, and we will work with you to provide a receipt.

When donating items to our resource center, donation receipts are available on-site.  Donors may complete their receipts with the details of their donation.


Here's a brochure about donating to Jose's Closet and Arizona tax credits.  A section to complete and include when mailing in a donation by check is part of this file.