Tax Credit Portal
TAX CREDIT PORTAL
School Tax Credit Donation Portal
The School Tax Credit Donation Portal consists of a color coded map of every school district in Maricopa County. Every school within the district is represented by a dot. Each dot is a link to donate directly to that school online.
School districts highlighted in green received the most amount of tax credit donations last year, districts in yellow the median amount and red received the least amount.
You can locate a school by finding it on the map or searching for it in the search bar.
If you are looking to donate to a school based on need, you may choose one in a red part of the map.
Once you are ready to donate, ensure you click directly on the dot in which you wish to donate. A window will appear with a Donate Tax Year 2018 link. Click that link.
Thank you for your generous contribution to our schools. Tax credit dollars provide students with foundational experiences they otherwise might not have.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I don’t see public charter schools on the map. How can I donate to a charter school?
While The Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent is unable to distribute funding to charter schools, you can donate directly to any school of your choice. Find a complete list of Maricopa County’s charter schools here.
How will the donated funds be transmitted to our district?
We have set up an account with Chase for deposits from the portal, then the Maricopa County Treasurer will Journal Entry the funds to your school district.
We have six basic categories: Principal's Choice, Athletics, Fine Arts, Other, All Day Kindergarten, and Community Education. Many of our donors donate for sports, clubs, or trip fees for a particular student. How will they indicate which sport, club, trip, and student?
Donors can specify where they specifically want their dollars to go in the comment box.
Will donors receive a receipt for their donation?
Yes. Once the credit card transaction is complete, the donor will receive a receipt (as seen below) that can be used for tax credit purposes.
Where can I find the latest publication on School Tax Credits?
The Arizona Department of Revenue has information regarding Private and Public School Tax Credit. That page is located here.
What are the guidelines for Extracurricular Activity Tax Credit?
Extracurricular activities are school sponsored activities that require enrolled students to pay a fee in order to participate. To determine if an extracurricular activity is tax credit eligible and other guidelines click here.
Who determined the list provided as the activities?
During the scope of the project for the Student Tax Credit Portal, we reached out to AZDOR for support and collaboration in this area of details for specific activities a basic list captured the revenue. This list is available on AZDOR website as “Public School Tax Credit Report.”
Will my school district be responsible for the cost of the portal?
The school districts are NOT responsible for the charges of the portal.
Do I need to set up a user ID and password to make a donation?
No, there are no initial requirements for school districts or donors to make a donation. Just locate & donate.