Tax Credit

What is a tax credit?
A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the actual tax owed. For example, if you owe $800 in state income taxes and you donate $400 to a public school for extracurricular activities, you may be able to subtract the $400 from your tax bill and pay the state just $400. If you get a refund, your refund may increase. (Everyone's tax situation is different.)

Jamaica kindergarten student works on a lesson.
A Jamaica kindergarten student gets ready to work through a lesson on the interactive white board.

What is an extracurricular activity?
Extracurricular activity means any optional, non-credit educational or recreational activity that supplements the educational program of the school. Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, special programs, character building, field trips, clubs, outdoor education, gifted programs, or classroom enrichment programs can be funded with tax credit money. At Jamaica, your tax credit dollars support our full-day kindergarten enrichment program. We need your tax credit participation to continue this valuable education program for our youngest students.

Who is eligible?
This tax credit is available to all AZ individual taxpayers regardless of whether or not they have children in school. An individual can contribute and receive a tax credit for any amount up to $200, or a couple filling jointly can contribute up to $400.

More about the tax credit program. »