About the EVJCC Qualified Charitable Organization Fund
The East Valley JCC Qualified Charitable Organization Fund (QCO) is a qualifying organization set up to receive your Charitable Tax Credit donation of up to $800/couple or $400/individual.
Tax credits reduce your taxes dollar-for-dollar as a credit (not a deduction). In other words, a donation of up to $800 to the EVJCC QCO ends up costing you NOTHING, because it will be applied as a credit on your state tax return.
Couples filing jointly can now give any amount up to $800 maximum (individuals can give up to $400). Any donation amount up to the maximum is appreciated!
Anyone who files income taxes in Arizona can claim the credit, simply by making a contribution to the EVJCC QCO! You do not need to itemize.
How does the tax credit work?
There is a simple form (AZ Form 321) that is included with your state tax filing that you or your accountant will complete. The form is included with materials provided by the State of Arizona to all state tax filers.
Make your donation to the EVJCC QCO online using the form below. The EVJCC QCO will send you (the donor) a receipt confirming your donation. This will serve as documentation of your contribution. At the time you or your accountant file your taxes, list the EVJCC QCO as your charitable organization, and the dollar amount of your donation on the AZ Tax Form 321.
The charitable tax credit applies only on your Arizona State income tax. However, you may be able to claim a federal charitable tax deduction for the amount donated.
What is the relationship between the East Valley JCC and the EVJCC Qualified Charitable Organization Fund?
The EVJCC Qualified Charitable Organization Fund is a separate 501(c)(3) entity the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) has qualified as a QCO. A QCO must spend at least 50% of its budget on services to Arizona residents who are low income or are children who have a chronic illness or physical disability. Low income is defined as families who receive TANF benefits or who make less than 150% of the federal poverty level.
A charity must apply for and meet all requirements of the law to be considered as a QCO. The EVJCC QCO receives tax credit eligible donations, and then contracts with the East Valley JCC to provide qualified services to low income families.
About the EVJCC
Since 1972, the East Valley JCC has provided countless children, families, seniors and community members with quality learning opportunities rooted in Jewish values and traditions. Through services and programs, the East Valley JCC promotes and strengthen Jewish values and identity by meeting the needs of individuals and families of all races, religions and cultures. Explore our site to see how you can become a part of the JCC family!