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Learn More about the Tax Credit

Tax Credit Donations FAQ’s

Tax Credit Donations Support your School and lower your taxes!

Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions to public schools to support extracurricular activities or character education. A Tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your Arizona income tax liability. An individual may contribute as much as $200, and a couple filing jointly may contribute as much as $400 to a public school and receive the money back in the form of a tax credit.

The state tax credit is available to ALL qualifying individual Arizona state taxpayers, you do not need to have a child enrolled in a school to take advantage of this state tax credit. Contributions may be made until April 15, 2018 for your 2017 Arizona state tax return. Any contributions made before January 1st may also be used as charitable tax deductions on your 2017 federal return. Any contributions after January 1st would be eligible for your 2018 federal return.

Contributions to Leman Academy of Excellence’s extracurricular activities are eligible for Arizona tax credits. Extracurricular activities are optional, noncredit programs such as educational field trips, character enrichment programs, athletics, musical theater and any other supplemental programs.

The Arizona State Tax Credit is not a deduction- it’s a tax credit and you do not need to itemize. For example if you are married and filing jointly and owe $800 in state income tax, you can make a school tax credit contribution for $400 and receive a $400 credit on your Arizona income tax return.  For details on the AZ Tax Credits for "Contributions made or fees paid to Public Schools" go to www.azdor.gov.  You can also look under the Forms Tab for AZ Forms 322 and 301.  Please consult with your Tax Advisor about your ability to participate.

Why are Donations Important?

Leman Academy parents are delighted to know their children are enjoying a private-school experience in a public-school setting. This doesn’t just happen. To recruit, develop and retain top teachers … to provide music, art and after-school activities not generally available in public schools … to maintain our state-of-the-art campus, we depend heavily on financial support from the Academy’s parents, grandparents and friends. There are 3 great ways for you to support the young people in our school.

Choose How You Would Like to Donate

Dancing with the Leman Academy Stars Gala

Benefits Oro Valley Royal Teachers Fund

Dancing with the StarsOur No. 1 fundraising priority is the Royal Teachers Fund. Research shows that a quality teacher is the single-most significant factor in student success, far outweighing class size. Dr. Leman puts it simply: “To be a great school we need great teachers.” The Royal Teachers Fund will be used to recruit, develop and retain top teachers with salary supplements, awards and professional education.

Musical Theater Club's Production

MAY 18, 2018 at 7PM
MAY 19, 2018 at 4PM
MAY 19, 2018 at 7PM
Marana School Campus

Tel: 520-639-8080
7720 N Silverbell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743

Tickets $5.00 each

Royal Teachers Fund

donation-teacher-imgOur No. 1 fundraising priority is the Royal Teachers Fund. Research shows that a quality teacher is the single-most significant factor in student success, far outweighing class size. Dr. Leman puts it simply: “To be a great school we need great teachers.” The Royal Teachers Fund will be used to recruit, develop and retain top teachers with salary supplements, awards and professional education.

Arizona Tax Credits

after-school-generalThe Arizona Public School Tax Credit Program enables us all to direct a portion of our state income tax to Leman Academy. Donations made directly to the school qualify for a dollar-for-dollar credit on your state return. Couples filing jointly may claim a tax credit of up to $400. Individual taxpayers may claim up to $200. State law requires these gifts be used for extra-curricular activities and other character-enrichment programs.

Wherever Most Needed

donation-whenever-imgDonations to the Leman Academy General Fund will support a wide range of programs and activities that are not fully funded by the school’s annual budget. This account will enable administrators to use your donation where it is most needed to ensure your children receive a private-school experience in this extraordinary public school.

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