Arizona Public School Tax Credit
Keep your tax dollars local with Arizona’s dollar-for-dollar school tax credit, which goes directly to the school and eligible program you choose. Any amount will help PUSD students.
Reasons to contribute
- It benefits taxpayers and schoolchildren alike.
A.R.S. 43-1089 allows a tax credit of $200 for individuals and $400 for married couples filing jointly, for fees or contributions paid to a public school in support of extracurricular activities.
- It costs you nothing.
It gives you a say in how your tax dollars are spent and reduces your tax bill by whatever amount you contribute. Let’s say you contribute $400 to an eligible school activity, you will reduce your Arizona state tax bill by $400. If you expect a refund, it will be $400 higher. If you don’t pay state income tax, you can’t reduce your liability below $0.
- So many programs in need of support.
Last year, taxpayers like you helped cover the costs for after-school programs, band, orchestra, sports and art programs, as well as admission to plays, concerts, parks, museums and nature camps. Simply put, tax credit contributions make possible a wide range of learning opportunities that our children would not otherwise have. And you don’t have to have a child in the school district to benefit from this tax credit.
- The state now allows eligible contributions made from January 1 to April 15 to be used as a tax credit on either the previous or current year Arizona income tax return.
There has never been a better time—or way—for you to help Prescott’s schoolchildren. For details regarding the tax credit, go to the Arizona Department of Revenue Public School Tax Credit web page, where you can also print Form 322 for tax filing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the maximum dollar amount available for this credit?
Q: Does it have to be $400?
Q: Where does the money go?
Q: When is the tax credit available?
Q: Must I have a child in school to claim this credit?
Q: What public schools and grades are eligible for the credit?
Q: Can I receive a refund of these credits?
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR TAX CREDIT
1. Contribute online through the PUSD Webstore.
2. Print and complete a PUSD tax credit form, which lists eligible programs at each school, and return with payment to the PUSD District Office, or to the school of your choice. Tax Credit Forms: Grades K-6 | 7-8 | 9-12
In either case, you will be mailed a receipt to use in your tax preparation.
PUSD does not issue refunds. Consult your personal tax adviser to determine how the tax credit will affect your tax return.
AZ DEPT. OF REVENUE PAGES
300 E. Gurley St. | Prescott AZ 86301
928-445-5400, ext. 70109
Kathy Wallner, Bookkeeper – Auxiliary Operations / Student Activities / Tax Credits