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Arizona's Qualified Charitable Organization Tax Credit (QCO# 20446)

Receive a Dollar-for-Dollar Credit on Your Arizona Tax Return

Imagine helping children and adults with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and stroke learn to walk, speak, improve social skills, and increase independence at no cost to you with the potential of making money! It sounds too good to be true. Maybe that’s why less than one in one hundred Arizona taxpayers take advantage of this opportunity. 


Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona/NMTSA (a 501(c) 3 organization) tirelessly works to prepare individuals, families, and the community for a positive future in which persons with acquired and developmental neurological differences can be active, contributing members within their families and society as a whole. The services and support we provide allow us to qualify for Qualified Charitable Organization Tax Credit, of which only certain qualifying non-profits are eligible. 


Since Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona (NMTSA) qualifies for this tax credit (#20446), Arizona State Law A.R.S. 43-1088 states if you donate $421 to NMTSA as an individual or $841 to us as a couple filing jointly you may be eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on your tax return!


** Note: This is NOT the same as the Arizona Tuition Tax Credit. These are separate opportunities, so you can participate in both.

How Does the Qualified Charitable Organization Tax Credit Work?

To qualify for the Qualified Charitable Organization tax credit, make a contribution to NMTSA by April 15th. To do this, please select one of the options below: 


  1. Donate  to NMTSA. You can do this safely and securely online, or mail cash or check directly.

  2. Get a receipt. We will mail you a receipt once your gift has been received and processed. 

  3. File your taxes. You no longer have to itemize your charitable contributions. 


When you fill out your Arizona tax return, complete the very simple Form 321 and deduct the amount of your gift, up to $421 per individual or $841 per couple filing jointly, from what you owe in state taxes for the year. (NMTSA QCO#20446)


Remember to include your charitable donation on your federal tax return and you can end up getting back more than you gave! 


**Arizona State Income Tax Credits are available based on your income tax filing status. NMTSA is not a tax advisor. As with any financial recommendation, contact a qualified tax professional for expert advice on your specific tax situation. 


UNIVERSAL DEDUCTION:  This deduction was only available through 2021. Going forward, you must itemize your taxes in order to take the deductions. 



For donors who qualify to itemize deductions, and therefore directly write off gifts to nonprofits, check with your accountant for current requirements/limits. 



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