Tax credit contributions may only be used to support character education and fee-based extracurricular activities such as after-school tutoring and clubs, academic enrichment, field trips, fine art programs, and athletics.
About the Program
Arizona allows taxpayers to dedicate dollars to education while reducing the amount you owe on your 2016 taxes through the tax credit program. For every dollar you donate, the amount you owe on your Arizona taxes will be that much less. If you do not owe taxes, the amount you donate may be carried forward for up to five years to offset future tax liabilities. For example, if a single person owes $300 on their state taxes for 2016 and donates the maximum amount of $200, they will then only owe the state $100. Couples filing jointly may donate any amount up to $400. Individuals may contribute up to $200.
Per ARS § 43-1089.01, You now have until April 15, 2017 to donate and claim your contribution on either your 2016 or 2017 taxes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can other family and friends contribute?
This tax credit is available to all Arizona taxpayers regardless of whether or not they have children in school.
Can I give my contribution to any school?
You may indicate which school and which program you would like to support, or you can designate your money to be given to the school that has the greatest need.
How much can I give?
The amount of the tax credit you take does not have to be for the total allowable amount of $400. You can make a difference for our students with just $20, $50 or $100.
Can I give to more than one school?
Yes, you can split your contribution between schools.