By Queen Creek Unified School District
The State of Arizona Extracurricular Activities Tax Credit Donation offers a way for QCUSD schools to raise additional money that directly impacts student education by providing opportunities for activities such as: after school and summer programs, field trips, music, athletic programs, and much more!
The program, provided for under A.R.S. 43-1089.01 allows a tax credit for up to $200 annually (filing individually) or $400 annually (filing married jointly) in support of extracurricular activities. The tax credit reduces your tax liability to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar, while also reducing your taxable income to the federal government, for your donation.
The deadline for donating money is April 15, following the year of the taxes for which you wish to apply the donation to. For example, if you wish to take the tax credit for your 2019 tax year, you have until April 15, 2020, to make a donation.
Queen Creek Unified School District students benefit directly from these donations because the money may only be used for student-focused activities that enhance their educational learning environment.
Qualified activities include:
- Extracurricular activities and field trips
- Character education programs
Standardized testing fees for college credit or readiness offered by a widely recognized and accepted educational testing organization (such as the SAT, PSAT, ACT, advanced placement and
international baccalaureate diploma tests)
Preparation courses and materials for standardized testing