|SCHOOL TAX CREDIT|
Did you know that you are able to make a cash donation to our school and get a tax credit at the same time? On behalf of the students at Anasazi Elementary School, we would like to invite you and your friends and relatives to participate in the State of Arizona Public School Tax Credit program that is available to all Arizona taxpayers. Arizona State Law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows you to receive a tax credit when you give up to $400 (for joint tax returns) or $200 (for individual returns) to a public school for extracurricular activities that require an enrolled student to pay a fee. Instead of the money going to the state treasury, it goes straight to helping our students. The funds do not go to the school district’s budget, they stay earmarked for Anasazi. If you owe state income tax at the end of the tax year, you could owe as much as $400 less following a donation to Anasazi Elementary School. If you qualify for a tax refund, your donation of up to $400 would increase your tax refund by the same amount!
What can we use these funds for?
Over the past four years that this law has been in effect, the funds have been used for enrichment activities for Anasazi students such as field trips, intramurals and other activities in which otherwise our students may not be able to participate.
Who can participate in this tax credit program?
Anyone who pays Arizona income tax can do this. Up to $400 (joint return) or $200 (individual return) can be claimed on any Arizona taxpayer’s state income tax form. It is not limited to parents of students at the school. Friends, relatives, or neighbors without children in school who live anywhere in the state of Arizona can contribute to Anasazi Elementary School.
How can you participate in the program?
It’s easy! Just bring or send your check (payable to "Anasazi School") for any amount to our school office. The school will issue you a tax credit receipt for up to $400. You then claim the tax credit when filling out your Arizona income tax forms.
Please consider participating in this great opportunity to direct your tax dollars directly to the school of your choice. We can assure you that any funds received will be put to use providing enriching educational opportunities for students that are not presently available under our current allocated budget. We would also invite you to let us know of any other ideas you have for ways the funds can best be used to expand learning opportunities for all Anasazi students. Thank you very much for your anticipated support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 480-484-7300.
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