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Arizona tax law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows taxpayers a tax credit of up to $200 (or $400 per married couple) if they contribute to extracurricular activities in public schools. Extracurricular activities such as sports, band, speech and debate, or overnight field trips are generally not fully funded by school districts. These programs depend on fees collected from students.
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You may donate less than $200 and be eligible to receive the state tax credit in the amount of your donation. The amount you donate — up to $200 (or $400 per married couple) — will be the amount you may claim as a state tax credit.
Tax Credit Facts
A single individual or head of household, the tax credit is $200.
$400 state tax credit is available for taxpayers who are married and filing jointly.
You may split your $400 donation among more than one public school, but will still qualify for a maximum state credit of $400.
Your donation reduces your taxable income to the federal government, thereby reducing your tax burden to the federal government usually by 1/3 of the donation amount.
A state tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount of tax liability to the state or increase your refund from the state. If you donate the maximum $400, your Arizona tax bill would be $400 less or your refund will be up to $400 more.
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