What is the Arizona School Tax Credit and and how does it work?
In 1999, the Arizona State Legislature passed a bill allowing taxpayers to contribute up to $200 ($400 for joint filers) per calendar year to a public school and receive a state income tax credit for the full amount.
The tax credit is available to all taxpayers regardless of whether or not they have a child enrolled in a public school. You may designate a specific activity for your contribution or ask that it be credited to the "general extracurricular fund" at school.
The Arizona School Tax Credit satisfies your Arizona Tax Liability dollar for dollar and you can send it directly to your favorite Arizona Public School. The school benefits and you have made the choice on how your tax dollars are spent.
The credit is equal to the amount contributed to the schools. The credit is limited to:
When tax time comes, just figure your tax liability as usual and then indicate that you have already paid a portion of this liability by contributing to Arizona Public Schools. The credit will not reduce your tax liability past zero. Any unused credit will carry forward for five (5) years.
Any individual filing an Arizona Income Tax Return can use the credit.
Just four easy steps will do it!
Remember...this contribution costs you nothing. Pay it to the school of your choice or pay it to the Arizona Department of Revenue.
To contribute to the School Tax Credits program, simply click on the "Tax Credits Form" link below to launch the required form. Print and complete the form and either bring or send the form and your money or check to:
And, thank you for supporting our extracurricular programs at Union Elementary School District!
If you need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Tax Credit form, please click here to download a free version.