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Public Comment Period Open for QCO Draft Guidance and Guidelines

November 18, 2022

The Department has released a new set of draft guidelines and guidance specific to qualified charitable organizations (QCOs). The deadline for comments is December 19, 2022. The documents are available here.

Separate draft guidance for qualified foster care organizations (QFCOs) will subsequently be published for public comment.

The Department welcomes* organizations that prepared written responses to the prior working draft to review this new draft set within the new public comment cycle and resubmit any comments that continue to apply. We appreciate every organization’s time and effort in reviewing the draft and making written comments aimed at improving clarity for all affected parties. The Department will review and provide a written response to every written comment received and make any changes that will improve the process consistent within current statutory requirements.

Please direct written comments and inquiries to Alejandra Garcia, QCO Program Manager, at [email protected]. Alternatively, if you wish to submit your comments by mail, you may submit your comments by mail to: Arizona Department of Revenue, Attn: Alejandra Garcia, QCO Program Mgr., 1600 W. Monroe St., Mail Code 4012, Phoenix, AZ 85007.


*We welcome individuals from these organizations to participate in one of two listening sessions aimed at gathering feedback related to the new QCO guidelines and guidance. The meeting information will then be emailed to participants 30 minutes before the start of your session. The Department appreciates every organization’s time and effort in reviewing these guidelines and providing feedback.


Qualified Charitable Organization (QCO) Listening Session One
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Qualified Charitable Organization (QCO) Listening Session Two
Thursday, December 8, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Friday, November 18, 2022