Tax Credit

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arizona-school-tax-credit-smThe Tax Credit program allows every person who files an income tax return with the State of Arizona the opportunity to receive a tax credit for  contributing to  extracurricular activities. These tax credits support extracurricular and character education programs in the Sahuarita Unified School District.

Donations may be used for any school sponsored activities that require students to pay a fee in order to participate or for a character education program. Examples include: foreign language, field trips, enrichment activities, athletic and fine art programs, and after-school clubs.

You can help Sahuarita students and possibly lower your tax bill by making a donation.

If you qualify for this state tax credit, you may write a check or use your credit card to make a contribution. When you file your Arizona state taxes, you then subtract the amount of your contribution from what you owe or add the amount to your refund.

Anyone can participate: married or single, with or without children. Married couples filing jointly may claim up to $400. Single persons, heads of households, and married couples filing separately may all claim up to $200.

For more information on these Tax Credits visit the Arizona Department of Revenue’s Website or see ARS §43-1089.01 for more information on the law.

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2017 Tax Credit Form

2016 Tax Credit Form

Who can make a contribution?

We can accept contributions only from individuals. We cannot accept contributions from businesses or corporations.

Do I have to have children enrolled in school?

No – Any Arizona individual paying state income tax can make a tax credit contribution to be used towards extra curricular fees.

Do I have to live within the District?

No – Any individual who pays Arizona State income tax can contribute.

Do I have to donate the full $200 or $400?

No – But remember, you can take this credit on any tax liability for state income taxes up to $200 on an individual tax return or $400 on a joint return. You may donate up to your $200 or $400 limit in installments during the calendar year or donate it at one time.

How does this work on my tax return?

As an example, lets say you made a $300 tax credit contribution. When you file your state taxes, you will note the credit with a 322 form. (downloadable from the State.) If your State tax return calculates to a $500 refund, applying the credit will increase your refund to $800. If your State tax return calculates to a $400 liability (you owe) then applying the credit will reduce your liability to $100. However, you cannot receive a refund greater than your State income tax assessment for the tax year.

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