AZ School Tax Credit

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- Why set up an account?  Set up an account for ease of making auto contributions and managing your own records-such as changing payment method, address, etc.
- Payment Options:  E-check, Amex, Discover, Visa & Mastercard (Mastercard & Visa can also be run as a debit)
- How your charge/echeck will reflect on statements:  Qgiv*Horizon 
- Your receipts will be automatically emailed to you for your tax records

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.
  • This is a credit on your state income taxes which means you get a dollar for dollar credit based on your state tax liability.
  • 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!


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?
Yes, extra curricular fees qualify!

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!

Is there paperwork to fill out?
If you use the online tax paying process, no form is needed. 

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 Finance Office at (480) 659-3024. Please note that Horizon Honors is not a tax advisor. Contact a qualified tax advisor for advice on your personal tax situation.