- Married couples filing jointly a tax credit of up to $400
- Individual taxpayers a tax credit of up to $200
When they contribute to extracurricular activities or programs in public schools.
Extracurricular Activities include: Sports, Choir, Band, Orchestra, FBLA, FCCLA, GATE, Skills USA etc. (Full list on tax credit form)
Other Eligible Programs include: Character Education Programs, Standardized Testing and Fees, Career and Technical Education Assessment (CTE) and CPR Training,
100% of Your contribution goes directly to the school or activity/program of your choice.
*Credit eligible fees paid and contributions made to a public school from January 1st through April 15th of the calendar year may be used as a tax credit on the prior year's tax return.
Who Can Contribute?
This tax credit is available to all who reside in Arizona and have a tax liability at least equal to the amount of their donation. You do not have to be a parent of a child in our school district to benefit from this law.
The District Office will provide you with a receipt that you will need for tax reporting purposes.
If a total of $1,000 was withheld from your earnings during the year, and at tax time your Arizona income tax liability was only $700, the AZ dept. of Revenue would refund you $300 without school tax credit.
Your Refund Check: $300
If, however, you had contributed $400 to a public school, the AZ Dept. of Revenue would refund you the $300- Plus another $400 refund for the school tax credit.