Tax Credit

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Your donation to Read Better Be Better qualifies for the Arizona Tax Credit for Qualifying Charitable Organizations. By donating to Read Better Be Better, a 501(c)(3) organization, you have life-changing impacts on our Readers and Leaders while generating a return on your worthy investment through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit—a win-win! Every dollar you donate goes directly to providing children the foundational skills necessary to become independent learners, and you can receive a tax credit on your state return up to $400 if filing an individual tax return or $800 if filing jointly.

What is the Arizona Tax Credit?

The state of Arizona allows every taxpayer the opportunity to direct where their tax dollars are being spent through tax credit donations to Qualifying Charitable Organizations. For every dollar you donate to RBBB, you will receive a dollar-for-dollar decrease on the amount you owe on your Arizona state taxes, known as your state tax liability, up to $400 for single taxpayers and $800 for married taxpayers filing jointly.

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Why give my tax credit to Read Better Be Better?

Donating to RBBB is a tax-neutral move, meaning you will pay the same amount whether you chose to donate your full tax credit to RBBB or directly pay your tax liabilities. Using your tax credit empowers you to directly support the local programs and services that matter to you. When you donate to RBBB, your tax dollars will go to work in your community.

Read Better Be Better is committed to connecting young Readers and youth Leaders to inspire a love of literacy and learning – and we need your help to do so. Your tax credit contribution helps us reach our goal of uplifting more underserved children in Arizona.

How do I give my tax credit?

RBBB has many options available for donors to choose how they wish to give. For gifts via credit and debit card, we recommend visiting our Classy donation page to complete your contribution. Donors who give using this method will be automatically emailed a tax receipt for use when paying state taxes. RBBB also accepts donations through checks, cash, and stocks. To find out more about donating through these methods, please visit our Ways to Give page or reach out to our Development Director, Tom Williams, at

When filing your state taxes, you will need to submit your tax receipt from RBBB, as well as Tax Form 321 for Charitable Contributions. Please use Read Better Be Better’s tax code: 20783 when filling out the form.

Where can I learn more?

For more complete information, please visit the Arizona Department of Revenue’s Tax Credit webpage. You may also visit the City of Phoenix Tax Credit for Schools page for an in-depth look at how tax credits affect schools in our community.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the RBBB Development Director, Desiree Garcia, at