Arizona Tax Credit Donations
Arizona law (A.R.S. 43-1089.01) allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $200 for a single individual or a head of household and $400 for a married couple filing a joint return for donations that benefit students in our public schools. That's not just a deduction, it's a tax credit - it reduces what you owe in state taxes, dollar-for-dollar.
Make your tax credit donation online or send your donation in person to the Marana Unified School District, earmarked for support of one of our many qualifying extracurricular activities. We'll send you a receipt for your records. Then, when you fill out your Arizona state tax forms, you can subtract your donation - up to $400 - from what you owe in taxes.
Who can benefit from this law?
All Arizona tax payers are eligible: you do not have to have children within the school district to benefit from this law. You can now donate through April 15 each year and claim your donation on the previous or current tax year.
By law, only donations to extracurricular activities, such as tutoring, athletics, band, orchestra, field trips, special programs and more qualify for the tax credit. Donations must be made to the school district, but directed toward a specific activity at a specific school.
Donations can be designated in multiple ways:
- Designated for a specific child’s participation in an extracurricular activity OR
- Designated for a specific school(s) OR
- Designated for a specific program(s) OR
- Designated to be directed to the school(s) that has the greatest need.
How to make a donation
Donate Online using a credit or debit card: The Marana Unified School District now offers a convenient, easy and secure online payment service to donate monies through the Arizona School Tax Credit program.
To make a donation in person or by mail: Simply complete and print the form located on this Webpage. You may also contact any Marana school or the District Financial Services office to obtain the credit form. Your form and contribution can be delivered to your neighborhood school or mailed, along with your check, to the Marana Unified School District.
Individuals can now donate through April 15 each year and claim their donation on the previous or current tax year.
Marana schools received $339,486 in donations last year. You can help our schools again this year by getting the word out. Tell your friends, neighbors, and relatives living in Arizona that they can help. If they pay Arizona Income Tax, they can help, even if they don't have kids or kids in our school district.
If you have any questions, please contact Kim Bellew at (520) 682-4749.