Tax credit to help Arizona high schools
What is the Tax Credit?
The State of Arizona has enacted legislation that allows an Arizona Taxpayer the option of using a portion of her/his state income tax liability to support qualifying schools. For complete information about this legislation, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website.
An Arizona resident, filing singly or jointly, can contribute $200 as a single taxpayer ($400 if filing jointly) to PPEP-TEC for extra-curricular and character education. For more information about this tax credit, click here (PPEP-TEC, as a charter school, is considered a public school of the State of Arizona).
How it Works
- Donate to the PPEP School of your choice by sending a check, money order or completing our online donation form.
- Specify if you would like your donation to be designated for general support of PPEP school programs or for a specific qualifying extracurricular activity.
- Forms must be postmarked or donations submitted online no later than December 31.
- When you complete your tax return, you can subtract the amount of your contribution up to $200 maximum (or $400 for married couples filing jointly).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a tax credit?
Is it a tax deduction?
How does the state know I have done this?
But I usually get a refund anyway.
And the tax deduction?
What if I support other charities or schools?
What about the tuition tax credit for students in private school?
When do I have to make these contributions?
I would like to talk to someone about this. What do you recommend?
OK-I want to participate. How do I do it?
Special FAQ for PPEP Employees
I believe in what PPEP-TEC does and I want to support that mission. How can I participate?
If I participate through payroll deduction, won’t that mean less take-home pay for me and my family?
Do I still get the money back?
Do I still get the federal tax deduction?