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Tax Credit Donation Information
A Great Way to Support Your School
Taxpayers filing in Arizona have the unique opportunity to redirect a portion of state tax dollars they already pay, to public education.
Here's how you can make a difference:
Tax credit contributions allow donors to get a dollar-for-dollar return when filing their taxes. The amount will be deducted from any tax debt or returned as a refund. One hundred percent of donated funds go directly to the school and program selected by the contributor. Contributors can direct the donation to a specific extracurricular activity or designate it to the school(s) with the greatest need.
The Arizona tax law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows taxpayers a tax credit up to $200 for Single or Head of Household tax filers and up to $400 for Married Couple Filing a Joint Return when contributing to extracurricular activities in public schools.
How to contribute:
It's easy!! You may download and print this 2014 Tax Credit Form. You will then need to complete and mail the form to the address found at the top of the form. (All schools are closed from December 23, 2014 until January 5, 2015.) Tax credit contributions must be postmarked by December 31 of each year in order to be applicable for that tax year. A tax credit receipt will be mailed to you.
Contributions are to the school of your choice. In Winslow Unified School District, we have many extra curricular programs that can benefit from these funds! They include classroom field trips that support the curriculum, Character Education, Fine Arts, and Science equipment.
Please consider making your tax credit contribution to a Winslow Public School! Everybody wins!!
Commonly Asked Questions:
Who can make a contribution?
We can accept contributions only from individuals. We cannot accept contributions from businesses or corporations.
Do I have to have children enrolled in school?
No - Any Arizona individual paying state income tax can make a tax credit contribution to be used towards extra curricular fees.
Do I have to live within the District?
No - Any individual who pays Arizona State income tax can contribute.
Do I have to donate the full $200 or $400?
No – But remember, you can take this credit on any tax liability for state income taxes up to $200 on an individual tax return or $400 on a joint return. You may donate up to your $200 or $400 limit in installments during the calendar year or donate it at one time.
How does this work on my tax return?
As an example, lets say you made a $300 tax credit contribution. When you file your state taxes, you will note the credit with a 322 form. (downloadable from the State.) If your State tax return calculates to a $500 refund, applying the credit will increase your refund to $800. If your State tax return calculates to a $400 liability (you owe) then applying the credit will reduce your liability to $100. However, you cannot receive a refund greater than your State income tax assessment for the tax year.
Can a taxpayer receive a refund of these credits?
No – The credits may only be used to the extent they reduce a tax liability to zero on your Arizona tax return. Any unused amounts may be carried forward for not more than five consecutive taxable years.
Can a taxpayer make a payment of fees to an organization (e.g., PTA, school foundation, school district or school club) which then gives the funds in a lump sum to the school or directly pays for extra curricular activities?
No – ARS § 43-1089.01 requires that the fees be paid “to a public school”. Therefore, the payment must be made directly to the public school only.
*A taxpayer may make an Arizona Educational Tax Donation to a Winslow Public School AND also make a Charitable Tax Donation.
Your tax credit donation is non-refundable.
OverDrive e-books are available to all WUSD students and staff!
Our school librarians have done an amazing job ordering high interest, new and classic books! They're even aligned to Accelerated Reader! All students need to do is:
1. To use OverDrive’s titles, your students will need to install two free software applications on their computers; the OverDrive app (for audiobooks, music and video) and Adobe Digital Editions (for eBooks). For Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad, BlackBerry, and Windows Phones, just the OverDrive app (audiobooks and eBooks). Click here to see the DEVICES.
2. Sign up. If users are under 13 there is a special sign in area.
3. Add our library - search for "Winslow Unified School District #1" and choose it.
4. Sign in using their student number and password that they are given at school.
5. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically ‘expire’ and return to the collection. OverDrive’s eBooks and MP3 audiobooks can be returned early. WMA audiobooks remain assigned to a student’s account until the end of the lending period.
6. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school librarian. :)