If you have questions about contributing to TUSD through the Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit during winter break, we will be responding to calls and messages left at the District Cashier's office, (520) 225-6482,until 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2014.
While most TUSD schools and district offices will be closed from December 23 through January 3 for the winter recess, the District Cashier's office will be monitoring calls and messages during this time to help you with any questions you have about contributing the TUSD schools through the Ariziona Public Schools Tax Credit.
You can help Tucson students get the most out of school years by making contributions through Arizona's tax-credit programs. Contributing is easy, and the impact is immense.
Your tax credit contribution gives kids an extra chance to stay in school, learn more and do better in their classes. Kids who play sports in school are more likely to stay in school and succeed academically. Kids who participate in fine arts--in programs in art and music--actually do better in basic academic subjects, including math! It's also true that kids can learn a lot on extracurricular field trips.
Best of all, in Arizona, you get your tax credit contribution back, subject to the limits of your tax liability, when you participate now and then file your tax return. Please consult your tax professional for more information.
Here's how the credits work:
For school donations, you can specify where you want your money to go. Choose a school, a program, even an individual student's educational trip or sports fee. You pick the programs and schools that are important to you.
Donations to the Educational Enrichment Foundation help TUSD students and teachers through grants and programs that are aimed at covering basic needs and helping pay extra fees. For example, EEF pays for books and bus passes and provides clothes and shoes for at-risk young people.