AZ School Tax Credit

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The state of Arizona offers all residents the exciting opportunity to support Horizon Honors schools through the Arizona School Tax Credit Program.

  • Single income tax filers can pay $200 to Horizon Honors schools; joint filers may pay $400.
  • Tax credits can be paid at one-time or in installments.
  • All tax credits must be received or postmarked no later than April 15, 2018.
  • This is a CREDIT on your income taxes, which means you get every dollar back on your state return, whether you owe money to the state or the state owes you!
  • You may also be able to use the tax credit as a deduction on your federal income taxes. Consult your tax advisor.
  • If you are a Horizon Honors parent, and you pay activity fees, these fees qualify for the tax credit as well!
  • Even if residents do not have children, as long as they pay taxes, they are eligible to pay their tax credit to Horizon Honors schools.

Anyone who is an Arizona resident can participate in this program. So, ask grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, co-workers, and friends to help!



Contribute your tax credit online

or use the

AZ School Tax Credit Form (PDF Format)



How to Direct Your AZ School Tax Credit to HCLC



TAX CREDIT F.A.Q.

What do I have to do to qualify for this credit?
To qualify for this credit, you must make cash contributions or pay fees to Horizon Honors for the support of extra-curricular activities.

What is the maximum dollar amount of the credit?
For single taxpayers or heads of household, the credit cannot exceed $200. For married taxpayers that file a joint return, the credit cannot exceed $400. If married taxpayers file separate returns, each spouse can claim half of the credit that would have been allowed on a joint return.

Will I qualify for the credit if I pay fees for my own child to participate in an extra curricular activity?
If you pay the annual student fee for your child, you will qualify for the credit.

According to what I have read, if I give my tax credit to Horizon Honors, I will receive a credit on my Arizona state taxes, dollar for dollar. What is the catch?
There is no catch to this program! You will receive a credit, dollar for dollar, as long as you pay AZ state income taxes!

What if I don’t have children at a Horizon Honors school?

You can still pay your tax credit. In addition, family members, neighbors, friends, and co-workers can pay their tax credits as long as they are Arizona residents.

How can I redirect my taxes to Horizon Honors?

Click here to contribute your Arizona Tax Credit Online!
OR
Please complete AZ School Tax Credit Form (PDF) and send your Arizona School Tax Credits to:
Horizon Community Learning Center
ATTN: Finance Office
16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85048

Is there paperwork to fill out?
If you use the online tax paying process, no form is needed. If you do not want to pay online, please complete the Arizona School Tax Credit Form. This form should be included with your tax credit if you mail or drop it off. 

Can this tax credit also be used as a donation on my federal income taxes?
Yes, the tax credit is considered a donation to a non-profit organization and may be eligible for a deduction on your federal income taxes.

What is the deadline for the tax credit?
All tax credits must be received or postmarked by April 15, 2018.

What if I need more information?
You may contact the Community Development Office at (480) 659-3098. Please note that Horizon Honors is not a tax advisor. Contact a qualified tax advisor for advice on your personal tax situation.