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Tax Credit

Tax Credit Program 

Here's your chance to make an important contribution to education at our schools and receive an Income Tax credit for the full amount you contribute up to $200 (or $400 per married couple).   It's a WIN-WIN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE!

Making a contribution to PHS Band to receive your Arizona public education tax credit is simple:

  1. Download the Tax Credit Form by clicking <here> and print the form.
  2. Write in the dollar amount, up to $200 (or $400 per married couple), that you want to contribute.
  3. Make the check payable to Pinnacle High School and write Band in the memo field.
  4. Fill in your name and address on the form.
  5. Drop off the form and your check at Pinnacle High School and pick up your receipt
--OR--

Mail the check to:  Pinnacle High School   and the tax credit receipt will be mailed directly to you.
                                3535 E. Mayo Blvd
                                Phoenix, AZ  85050
     


You can take a dollar-for-dollar reduction on your Arizona State taxes (or receive an addition to your refund) for that same year.  A donation can also reduce your taxable income for your Federal tax return!

Donations deadline:

Mailed-in donations must be postmarked by December 31 to receive the tax credit for current year.



Tell me more

Arizona tax law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows taxpayers a credit for contributions made or fees paid to a public school for support of extracurricular activities or character education (as defined in ARS 15-719). The credit is equal to the amount contributed or the amount of fees paid. However, the credit cannot exceed $200 for single taxpayers or heads of household. For married taxpayers who file a joint return, the credit cannot exceed $400. If married taxpayers file separate returns, each spouse may claim 1/2 of the credit that would have been allowed on a joint return.

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 from students. The PVUSD website has more information about this valuable program, as does the Arizona Department of Revenue. Donations must be postmarked by midnight December 31 to be eligible for the current year.