Arizona Tax Credit

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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 you can give will help students at Salt River High School!

What You Need to Know

  • Salt River High School is the only school within the Salt River Schools Education Division eligible for school tax credits.
  • School tax credit donations are dollar-for-dollar, so contributions are direct tax reductions on your state tax return.
  • School tax credit maximum amounts are $200 for single filers, $400 for married couples.
  • Any amount can be contributed (even if you don't pay state tax), but $200 and $400 are the maximum amounts that are deductible.
  • You can designate your favorite activity to contribute to (athletics, fine arts, field trips, etc.). Or, you can request the funds be "undesignated" and the Site Council at Salt River High School will designate your contribution to the program needing the most attention.
  • You do not have to live within the Salt River High School (or Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community) boundaries to contribute.

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. For example, if 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. Taxpayers like you can help 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 students 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, 2019, to April 15, 2019, to be used as a tax credit on either your 2018 or 2019 Arizona income tax return.

Please Contribute Today!

There has never been a better time – or way – for you to help students at Salt River High School. For details regarding the tax credit, go to the Arizona Department of Revenue School Tax Credit web page. AZ Dept. of Revenue Forms 322 and 301 and instructions can be printed form this page.

Salt River Schools Tax Credit Form
Click the image above to download a PDF of the Tax Credit form.

At this time, Salt River High School can only accept your contribution as a check. Please download the form above, fill it out and return to the Salt River Schools Administration building. Please note: We cannot issue refunds on your school tax credit contribution. Consult your personal tax adviser to determine how the tax credit will affect your tax return.

QUESTIONS? Call 480-362-2500.

Tax Credit image shows SRHS students enjoying a variety of extra-curricular activities with information on how taxpayers can contribute using the AZ school tax credit.

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