Take advantage of the
2002 Arizona School Tax Credit
Use your 2002 Arizona school tax credit
to help a child get more out of school!
It takes just a few minutes, costs
nothing and does a tremendous amount of good
Arizona law (A.R.S.
43-1089.01) allows taxpayers to receive a
tax credit of up to $250 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.
Here's how it works:
Just send your donation to Butterfield Elementary School
(made out to Marana Unified School District), earmarked for support of one
of our qualifying extracurricular activities. We'll send you a
receipt for your records. Then, when you fill out your 2002 Arizona
state taxes, you can subtract your donation - up to $250 - from
what you owe in taxes! It's like choosing how you want your tax
dollars to be spent.
By law, only donations to extracurricular activities that
charge a fee qualify for the tax credit. Donations must be made to
the school district, but directed toward a specific activity at a specific
You may specify that your donation is a contribution
that benefits all children, or you may designate it as a fee to
cover the cost of a specific child's participation in an activity.
You can start making contributions to your Year 2002
Arizona School Tax Credit at any time, today is not too soon!
For you to be eligible to receive the credit for this year, schools must
receive your donation by the end of the year.
Just fill out the credit form,
print it, and make your donation in person or mail it, along with your
check to Butterfield Elementary School, 3400 W. Massingale Rd., Tucson,
Arizona 85741. If you have any questions, please contact Rocky
Sugameli at 579-5000.
Several questions are answered by the Arizona
Department of Revenue.
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Last year Butterfield donations totaling more than $15,000!
This year our goal is to double that amount. We can do it
if we get the word out. Tell your friends, neighbors and relatives
living in Arizona that they can help, for free. If they pay Arizona
Income Tax, they can help, even if they don't have kids or kids in
school. Print a blank credit form and
hand it out.
Here's how much Tucson schools benefited from 1999 donations,
and 2001 donations.