A:  A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction on your Arizona income tax liability. Arizona will allow you to send your school a tax credit now, and you can subtract the total amount from your State income tax if you are eligible. That’s right – EVERY DOLLAR you claim gets added to that “refund” column!
A:  Your claim helps kids in Vail! You, not the AZ legislature, get to determine where your tax dollars are spent. You can keep your tax dollars in Vail. Your Legislators’ Salary vs. Vail Student Band Uniforms or Football Helmets? Your Taxes – Your Choice.
A:  You may claim a credit for making contributions or paying fees to a public school for support of extracurricular activities or character education programs including but not limited to athletics, performing arts, after school clubs, field trips, etc. You choose your passion.
A:  Claiming a tax credit is available to everyone who pays AZ state income tax.
A:  No. Any AZ state income tax payer can contribute a tax credit to a Vail school. Grandma in Thatcher can contribute her tax credit towards Joe’s baseball activity fee! Tell all of your AZ tax paying friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers about claiming a credit!
A:  No worries, just select the school you want to receive your credit and select “Greatest Needs.” Your credit will go where it is needed the most.
A:  Have you ever been filing your taxes and realize you forgot to get your tax credit done before December 31st? No worries, the deadline for contributing has been changed. You may now contribute clear up until April 15th, 2016 at midnight for tax year 2015. Just be sure to select 2015 in the form.
A:  You still can. The tax credit season for 2016 starts January 1, 2016 and ends April 15, 2017.
A:  Nope. You are welcome to claim any amount you wish. Every dollar makes a difference. You could also make multiple claims to break your credit up into smaller increments. For example, you could make a claim once a month.
A:  Absolutely. You can donate well beyond the limited credit by claiming your extra gift as a fully tax-deductible donation on your State and Federal taxes.
A:  Yes, that’s right! Many employers will match your charitable contributions including Raytheon, all Gannett subsidiaries, AT&T, Bank of America, Costco Wholesale, Discover Financial, Home Depot, National Bank of Arizona, Quest Communications, and many more. Ask your HR department about contribution matching today!
A:  It’s EASY! Claim your credit online HERE with your credit card OR complete the printable tax credit form HERE and send it with your credit to the school before April 15th.
A:  Electronically – just after you hit submit, you will be sent to a page you can print for your tax records. You will also receive an email confirmation.
A:  Paper claims – You will receive a receipt for tax purposes in the mail.