Did you know you can support extracurricular activities at any of our schools while also reducing your Arizona state taxes? Read the FAQs below to learn more about how the school tax credit can benefit you and our students!
School Tax Credit Form
Complete your tax credit form and help the J.O. Combs students so YOU decide how your taxes will be spent. Fill out the form and return it to the school's office. You can also pay online through the Online Tax Credit Form on our fee portal.
Several years ago, the Arizona State Legislature passed a tax law (ARS 43-1089.01) that allows up to $400 tax credit for married couples filing jointly or $200 for individuals, who make a donation to a public school to support extracurricular activities. A TAX CREDIT IS A DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR REDUCTION OF YOUR TAX LIABILITY.
Who can take advantage of this school tax credit?
The law is set up so that any taxpayer may contribute to a public school, regardless of whether the taxpayer has a child attending the school. Corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships are not eligible for the tax credit. You must, however, be a taxpayer in the state of Arizona. The tax credit can be claimed on personal income tax returns only.
How can you take advantage of this tax credit?
First, decide which school you wish to support. Then decide which extracurricular activities you wish to designate your contribution towards. Extracurricular activities are any school-sponsored activity that requires enrolled students to pay fees in order to participate; such as extended field trips, sports activities, band, drama, art, science labs, technology etc. The Site Council at each school will determine where non-designated contributions are to be appropriated.
Write a check up to $400 for married couples filing jointly or up to $200 for individual filing made payable to one of the above schools or to J.O. Combs Unified School District and designate an activity if desired. Or, you can pay online by clicking on the Online Tax Credit Form button, and use your credit card to contribute. Be sure to send your completed Tax Credit Form to the school's office.
Pay online using the link in the button, by mail, or deliver your contribution with Combs Tax Credit Form to the school of your choice or to the district office at 43371 N. Kenworthy Rd. no later than April 15. By doing this, your school gets the extra funding it needs to pay for extracurricular activities of your choice!
What is the CTDS number I need when I file my tax return?
Here is a helpful letter with the CTDS number you will need.