How Does the Charitable Tax Credit Work?

Give to Veterans Court Mentor Project and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, available to anyone who files an Arizona state tax return. You can receive up to $400 tax credit if you file as single, or up to $800 if you file jointly.

Arizona’s charitable tax credit allows you to claim this dollar-for-dollar tax credit on contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO). The Mentor Project is a certified QCO, Code: 22176.  This credit is separate from the foster care credit, and the credits for public and private education. Each have their own limits. You will receive a letter verifying your contribution.

Recommend you always check with your tax professional prior to filing.


How will your contributions be used?

The two primary expenditures for the Veterans Court Mentor Project are emergency funds for veterans assigned to the Veterans Court, and training expenses for veteran mentor volunteers.

1.  Funds for veterans will be distributed only after an immediate need is confirmed and more traditional sources are not available in a timely manner. Funds may be distributed for wives or co-parents when their use will include supporting the veteran’s children. Payments will be made directly to service providers vice passing payments through the veteran. Typical emergency funds include overdue rent with eminent eviction threatened by owner, overdue utility bills with eminent action threatened by service provider, funds for short duration motel stays awaiting entry into traditional homeless shelters, overdue car payment or impound fee where car is necessary for employment, and one day bus passes distributed as required.

2. Most training for volunteer mentors is provided at no cost, such as the three-hour Navigator Training class provided by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and the Applied Suicide Prevention Skills Training (ASIST) provided by La Frontera–EMPACT. Costs for Mentor Boot Camp Training provided by the national Justice for Vets organization will be funded by the Mentor Project instead of by the individual.

Policies: We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site.  We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization. When you submit donation information via the website, it is encrypted and transmitted to us on a secure page. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We are a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing, we will honor your request for a refund made within 7 business days of your donation.

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