Tax Credit

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What is a tax credit?

A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the actual tax owed to the State of Arizona. It reduces your tax liability to the state by the amount you donate, up to $400 for married couples and up to $200 for single filers. The tax credit is available to all Arizona Individuals who pay state income taxes, regardless of whether or not they have children in school.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to make my donation by?

For the 2021 tax year, donations can be made up until April 18, 2021, and can be applied to your 2021 tax bill.

What is the difference between a tax deduction and a tax credit?

A tax deduction lowers the amount of your taxable income while a tax credit lowers the amount of taxes you owe.

How does a tax credit work?

In 2021, if you had a $1,000 Arizona tax bill, by donating $400 to your child’s school, your tax bill would be lowered to just $600.

Can only parents take advantage of Arizona’s Education Tax Credit?

No – any Arizona resident may donate to a school and take advantage of the tax credit. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, even neighbors can donate and receive a tax credit, as long as they have an Arizona Income Tax liability.

How large is the tax credit?

Couples filing jointly can receive a $400 tax credit for a $400 donation. Single and Head of Household filers can receive a $200 tax credit for a $200 donation.

Does an entire donation have to be given to just one school?

No. Your donation can be applied to multiple schools. For example, if you have two children, one who attends a Legacy school and the other who attends a local high school, a $200 donation could be made to each school for a total of $400.

How do I know if I will have a 2021 Arizona tax liability?

  • Single individuals have a $200 Arizona tax liability if they have earned roughly $15,000.
  • Head of Household filers (single with dependents) have a $200 Arizona tax liability if they have earned roughly $22,100 and have one dependent.
  • Married couples filing jointly have a $400 Arizona tax liability if they have earned roughly $30,000 and have no dependents.
  • Married couples filing jointly have a $400 Arizona tax liability if they have earned roughly $34,250 and have one dependent.

Where can I find more information on Arizona’s Education Tax Credit?

Details on Arizona’s School Tax Credits are available here in Pub 707 created by the Arizona Department of Revenue.

After your transaction has been completed, a receipt for your donation will be emailed to you.

If you prefer, you may download a Tax Credit form by clicking here.

Check out some of the projects funded in part by YOUR tax credit donations!

Band Program

Band Program

Tax credit donations helped form Mountain View’s first Instrumental Band Program, empowering students to experience and create music first-hand!

Jamaica Service Learning

Jamaica Service Learning Trip

Tax credit donations supported GEC students and their service projects on their annual Jamaica Service Learning trip.

Sports Program

Sports Programs

Tax credit donations assisted both the boys and girls basketball teams at GEC in making it to state playoffs.

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