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Arizona Public School Tax Credit

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Calling All Arizona Taxpayers!  This is your opportunity to support your favorite school AND receive a State Income Tax Credit.
The Arizona Public School Tax Credit is available to all Arizona taxpayers, regardless of whether they have children in school. A Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your tax liability on your Arizona tax return when contributing to extracurricular activities in public schools. Single taxpayers may contribute up to $200. Married couples filing jointly may contribute up to $400.
Tax Credit contributions can support activities like athletics, fine arts, field trips, and character education. You can specify where you would like the funds to go, or you can allow the Principal to choose where your contribution goes by selecting the “undesignated” category. Some examples that Tax Credit money can be used for: provide equipment and officials for sports teams, fix broken school-owned instruments, or provide technical or specific supplies for clubs associated with drama and art. Taxpayers may also split contributions between multiple schools.
The current deadline to participate in the Arizona Public School Tax Credit program for tax year 2018 is April 15, 2019. Please Click here for more information, including instructions for online contributions or a printable form. Completed forms must be turned into the District Office or to the school of your choice by April 12, 2019 in order for your contribution to be entered with your 2018 taxes. You may also mail the form to the District Office prior to April 15, 2019. The District will provide you with a receipt verifying that you have contributed to an eligible extracurricular activity.
In most cases, this program won’t cost you anything once your tax return filing is complete. It would be advisable to consult your tax advisor regarding your specific tax status.
Want to learn more? Call Mary Limon at 623-535-6000.

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