The Giving Program
Donation Form: TaxCredit.pdf
Tax credits cost you nothing and you get to choose where your Arizona tax money is used. You can donate money to the school and subtract it from the overall total you owe the state of Arizona. It’s like paying the school a portion of your taxes instead of sending to the state.
Per A.R.S. 43-1089 an individual can give up to $200 and receive a tax credit by donating to an eligible school activity, and married couples filing jointly can give up to $400 and receive a tax credit by donating to an eligible school activity.
This program can be used to benefit your children directly through their school activities, but even if you don’t have any children enrolled in the school, the benefits to students will be appreciated and used to create a better educational environment with more opportunities for student success.
To donate, simply download this form, fill it out and submit it to the school with a check or cash. We will give you a receipt that you can use on your taxes.
As always consult your tax adviser to see how tax credits may benefit you.
Public Schools: $400 limit on a tax credit
Make checks out to:
Tri-City College Prep
5522 Side Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
Note: Tri-City College Prep serves as a dba of the Mary Ellen Halvorson Education Foundation, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Our Identification Number (EIN) is 86-093690.
- Tax credits can be taken even if you don’t itemize
- Put the amount on Form 140 (line 27 of 2006) and subtract it from the taxes you owe.
- You will also need Form 301 and 322 (for up to $400 to TCP).
U.S. Income Taxes
- You can only take a deduction (which is subtracted from your income) if you itemize
- Use Schedule A and list it as a gift by cash or check
- Mary Ellen Halvorson Education Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Our Identification Number (EIN) is 86-0936908
- If you use your contribution as a deduction on your federal taxes and also itemize on you state you must exclude it from your state itemized deductions (using the form called “Itemized Deduction Adjustments”) since you cannot subtract it twice and a tax credit may be better.