Parent Teacher Organization
Making a contribution to Sandpiper to receive an Arizona public education tax credit is simple. You can get a tax credit up to $200 for an individual or $400 per married couple.
Contributions to public schools have always been tax deductible. A tax deduction allows you to subtract the amount of a contribution from the amount of your taxable income. A tax credit is not a tax deduction. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the actual tax owed. For example, if you owe $900 in state income taxes and you donate $400 to a public school for extracurricular activities, you may subtract the $400 from your tax bill and pay the state just $500.
Sandpiper students greatly benefit from your Tax Credit Donations! Last year we were able to fund an exclusive Sandpiper Summer Program, which ran for two weeks in July. The program ran from 9 – noon, 4 days per week, and was taught by Sandpiper’s amazing teachers! The program was a HUGE hit, with over 100 students taking advantage of the fun and exciting classes that were offered. We offered programs in both Spanish and English, providing our students a ‘jumpstart’ into another great year of learning.
Through the generous donations of Sandpiper’s families and friends, we were able to offer the 2-week program for only $30 per student! Funds not used for summer school are providing before and after school enrichment support programs, like morning mix, power hour and math and reading enrichment!
We would LOVE to be able to offer our exclusive summer program again this year! Please consider donating your tax credit monies to Sandpiper. Any individual can use the Arizona tax credit to support Sandpiper, so please share this information with grandparents, family and friends that may like to support our school. Remember that you receive the FULL amount back on your state taxes!
Remember to earmark your donation for the "Sandpiper Summer Program."
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How to Make Your Tax Credit Donation:
Print the Form and Return to Sandpiper:
Pick up the official Arizona Extracurricular Activities Tax Credit Program form in the main office, or download it here!
You can also make your tax credit donation online here.
You have until April 15, 2018 to make your tax credit donation. Credit eligible fees paid and contributions made to a public school from January 1 through April 15 of the calendar year may be used as a tax credit on the prior year's tax return. For example, qualifying contributions made to Sandpiper January 1, 2018 to April 15, 2018 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2017 or 2018 Arizona income tax return. (Pub 707 AZDOR). For additional information, call (602) 449-2049.
Support Sandpiper with Your Arizona Tax Credit