Donations to Schools Provide
Dollar for Dollar Arizona Tax Credits
Arizona law provides a dollar for dollar tax credit for contributions to public schools to support extracurricular activities or character education. You can help the students of Florence and San Tan Valley and possibly lower your tax bill by making a donation! The money that your State Tax Credit Donations contribute is money that you would otherwise pay in Arizona income tax, but you can make the choice about how your tax dollars are spent by sending them directly to your favorite Florence USD school. You can even designate a specific student – child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or neighbor – and activity that you want to sponsor with your tax dollars!
Tax credits can be applied to:
“Extracurricular activity” means any optional, non-credit educational or recreational activity that supplements the education program of the school.
Uniforms for Sports Teams, Band and Cheer
Educational Field Trips
Transportation and Lodging for Competitions, Away Games and Tournaments
Leadership and character education programs
These activities help children develop qualities such as leadership, team play, and cooperation, while providing safe, supervised activities after school hours. When you complete the tax credit donation form, you can choose which school and activity you wish to support, or you can leave the selection blank and your donation will be applied to the area with the greatest need.
A tax credit is different from a deduction, because you may subtract the whole contribution from your Arizona state tax bill. An individual may contribute as much as $200, and a couple filing jointly may contribute as much as $400 to a public school and receive the money back in the form of a tax credit. (The credit will not reduce your tax liability past zero; however, any unused credit will carry forward for five years.)
The state tax credit is available to all qualifying individual Arizona State taxpayers. You do not need to have a child enrolled in a school to take advantage of this opportunity!
All donations must be received or postmarked by
December 31 to get credit on your taxes
How to make a tax credit donation:
1. DECIDE which school and activity you wish to support (if you are unsure donate to the Area with the Greatest Need).
up to $200 for an individual or up to $400 if you are married and file your taxes jointly
- Electronic (recommended)
- Log in by entering USERNAME (students ID number) and PASSWORD (student Last name)
- If you do not know username - create a guest account
- Pay at School Site
- Mail Payment
*Form and Payment MUST be submitted at the same time if you want credit*
Payments postmarked by December 31st will be accepted for the current year
During Winter Break, when the school sites are closed you can mail your tax credit form and check to the District Office, POSTMARKED no later than 12/31: CLICK HERE FOR THE TAX CREDIT FORM
Florence Unified School District #1
Attn: Ronda Wilkerson, Business Office Programs Coordinator
P.O. Box 2850 - 1000 S. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132
For more information, please contact your school site admin. Or you may contact Ronda Wilkerson
at the District Office, 520-866-3511 or email@example.com