FAQs for Individual Donors
If you have an Arizona tax liability – this is an Arizona State tax credit.
If you don’t have an Arizona State tax liability, your donation might be a tax deduction off your federal taxes. Arizona Tuition Connection is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding federal deductions.
The state tax credit law allows donors to recommend a student or school for a tuition scholarship. The recommendation of the donor is our top criteria when awarding scholarships, but the law does require us to take other criteria into account.
State law requires that certain amounts from each donation be used for different types of scholarships. It is important to understand that not every student is eligible to receive every type of scholarship available.
Please contact us if you have any questions on this.
For the 2021 tax year, the maximum you can donate and take a as tax credit is $2,435 if you are a married couple filing jointly, and $1,219 as a single filer.
Your tax liability is not what you owe when you file your taxes but is the total amount you would owe if you had not paid any taxes all year long. The best way to determine your tax liability is to talk to your tax advisor. If you don’t have a tax advisor, it is common for people to look at what their tax liability was in previous years. Your tax liability can be found on line 46 of your AZ 1040 form. If your income is the same as the previous year, this might give you an indication of what your liability is this year.
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Absolutely! Arizona offers several tax credits (Public School, Veterans, Qualified Charitable Organizations, Qualified Foster Care Organizations) in addition to the Private School tax credit. You can donate to them all, up to your tax liability. So, go ahead and support the causes you love. If you like, you can go to AZTAXCREDITFUNDS.COM to make all of your tax credit donations.
For the 2021 Arizona tax credit, donations can be accepted through April 15th, 2022.
Even if you are filing an extension, your donation must be received by April 15th.
The information you need to claim the credit will be provided to you on your receipt once you complete your donation.
Depending on how much you donate, your donation may be split into two parts on your receipt.
Credit for Contributions to Private School Tuition Organizations (Original Individual Income Tax Credit) This tax credit is claimed on Form 323.
For tax year 2021, the maximum credit allowed is $611 for single, and $1,221 for married filing joint.
Credit for Contributions to Certified School Tuition Organizations (Switcher Individual Income Tax Credit) This tax credit is claimed on Form 348 and is available to taxpayers who donate more than the maximum amounts that can be taken on form 323
For tax year 2021, the maximum credit allowed is $608 for single, and $1,214 for married filing joint.
These two forms are then summarized on Form 301. All forms are available from the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) at www.azdor.gov. Or from your accountant or tax software.
Not all students are eligible to receive Switcher tax credit scholarships. If you have questions about if a child is eligible for Switcher scholarships, please contact the families prior to making your donation.
We have created a tips and tricks guide for turbotax that will help you through the process of claiming your private school tax credit donation.
No, the law states you cannot donate to your own household.
No. The law states, “A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.”