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Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit

Make a life changing gift, help a child in the foster care system and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona taxes.


The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit offers a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your state income tax obligation for donations to a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization such as AASK. The tax credit is up to $500 for individuals and up to $1,000 for couples filing jointly. Click here to view a video to learn more about the credit.

The mission of Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) is ensuring every child in foster care has someone who cares deeply about them.

More than 30 years of experience has shown us the difference a committed, caring adult has in a child’s life. Research shows relationships matter, helping children heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect, and improve their chances for life-long success.

AASK recruits, trains and supports families that are building relationships with children through adoption and foster care. Additionally, AASK provides support for kinship families (typically grandparents, aunts and uncles) who take emergency placement of children when they come into foster care due to abuse, neglect and abandonment.

AASK also recruits, trains and supports mentors for children in foster care who live in group homes. The AASK Sibling Connection program reunites siblings separated by foster care through regular local events and a weeklong summer camp.

Yes, as one of the state’s leading foster care organizations, AASK has consistently been named as an Arizona qualified foster care organization. AASK is qualified for both 2018 and 2019 tax years. Earlier this year, the Arizona Department of Revenue experienced a technical glitch which did not recognize many of the state’s qualified organizations, including AASK. That error was corrected by the DOR in late February. Letters for 2018 and 2019 certification can be found here 2018 & 2019.

  • You must be an Arizona resident.
  • You must donate by check or online by April 15, 2019 to qualify for the 2018 Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit.

Yes. Tax credits for donations to schools and other charitable organizations are still available even after using the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit. Check with your tax professional.

You must donate by check or online by April 15, 2019 to qualify for the 2018 Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit.

  • You can make a secure gift online here by April 15, 2019 to claim your credit for the 2018 tax year. Donations by the tax filing deadline – typically April 15 – qualify for a tax credit for the previous tax year.
  • Or if you prefer, please fill out this  AASK tax credit form and mail it with your check to: AASK, 2320 N. 20th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006.
  • Or over the phone. Call us at 602-254-2275
To claim the tax credit:
  1. Mail checks or donate online by April 15, 2019 for 2018 tax returns
  2. File Arizona tax forms 352 and 301 with your state tax return.
  3. AASK’s Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization (QFCO) code is 10026. Place this code on form 352 when filing your Arizona tax return.

Visit the  Arizona Department of Revenue website for more information about state income tax credits for charitable contributions in Arizona or call us at 602-254-2275.

AASK is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax ID # 86-0611935; United Way # 0023, QFCO # 10026.

For more information please call 602-254-2275

Please consult your tax professional for specific advice.