River Cities United Way

Qualified Charitable Organizations Tax Credit

Formally called, "Arizona Working Poor Tax Credit"...


The Arizona Credit for Donations made to Qualified Charitable Organizations (QCO) program allows your tax dollars to be used locally in support of Mohave and La Paz County residences, your donation provides the means to increase their self-sufficiency.


River Cities United Way is an umbrella organization, per the Arizona Department of Revenue, which will distribute 100% of monies donated to Qualified Charitable Organizations, certified by the Department of Revenue.  Arizona Revised Statues 43-1088 provides a non-refundable income tax credit for donations made to qualifying charitable organizations, commonly known as "Credit for Donations made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations".


A new law signed by Arizona Governor, May 6 of 2016, increases the maximum credit for contributions made to River Cities United Way through the QCO tax credit program, to four hundred dollars ($400) for single and eight hundred dollars ($800) for married taxpayers.


The contribution deadline for tax year 2016 is April 15, 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO DONORS:  Must be an Arizona resident to be eligible for this state tax credit.  United Way is not a tax advisor, for additional information regarding your contributions to the Qualified Charitable Organization contact your tax professional.




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22,685 people were helped saving $2.1M on prescription medication, an average of 41%.


13 K-12 students received dental referrals, 6 (47%) of which required additional work. The program saved those families an average of $109.79 per claim. 3 students received medical or vision care at an average cost of $83.33.


48 volunteers working 192 hours delivered oral health education and smile kits to 1,272 Kindergarteners, in 53 classrooms, at 20 schools, in 8 communities across 2 counties.

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94 attendees completed the 4-hour workshop covering budgeting and savings. 100% of attendees surveyed after 6-months, reported an improved financial situation.


20 volunteers working 140 hours assisted in preparing and submitting 263 tax returns at 5 sites, saving 2 communities $65,750 in filing fees.





The following companies are $5,000+ Corporate Cornerstone Givers, which covers administrative costs associated with operating our offices.

2016-2017 Campaign

Special Thanks to UniSource for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Mohave State Bank for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Havasu Regional Medical Center for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way

Thank you also to our Pillar Society Donors.

Interested in adding your company to the list? Please Contact Us
Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce
Needles Chamber of Commerce

Kingman Chamber of Commerce

Laughlin Chamber of Commerce

McMullen Chamber of Commerce

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits


Internal Revenue Service

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