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What is the Arizona School Tax Credit Program?
Arizona Revised Statute §43-1089.01 allows each state taxpayer to donate up to $200 per year to public schools in support of extracurricular and character education activities and claim a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit. Married couples filing joint tax returns may donate and claim a tax credit of up to $400 per year ($200 per person). Those who are married and filing separately each qualify for a $200 maximum state tax credit. A tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount of your income tax liability to the state (your state tax bill) or increase your refund from the state. Either way, you are sending tax dollars directly to the school of your choice instead of the Arizona Department of Revenue. Check with your tax consultant to see if you could also be eligible for a deduction on your federal taxes to the Internal Revenue Service
How will my donation be used?
You may direct us to use your donation for extracurricular activities such as field trips, athletics, fine arts, student clubs, character education and other vocational and academic support programs. Every dollar you donate will directly benefit kids.
Do I qualify to receive a tax credit?
All Arizona Taxpayers qualify to donate and receive a tax credit in the amount of their donation (up to $200 for single taxpayers or $400 for married couples filing jointly). You do not need to have a child enrolled in school for your donation to be eligible for the state tax credit.
Is there a deadline for making donations?
You have until April 15 (or until you file your Arizona income tax return) to make a donation and apply it to your previous year’s tax return.