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You may claim a dollar-for-dollar AZ tax credit for making contributions to a School Tuition Organization to create scholarships for students attending Kindergarten to 12th grade private schools.

Contributions for the 2021 tax year can be made through April 15th, 2022

You can donate to any private school in the state.
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  • You can recommend a student or school receive the donation.
  • Maximum contributions for the 2021 tax year are $1,219 for filing single, or $2,435 for married filing jointly.
  • Uses Tax Credit Form 323 and 348 on your AZ state tax forms.

Is this donation a dollar-for-dollar tax credit off my Arizona State taxes?
Yes. Up to the maximum yearly donations set by the state, this donation is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit off your Arizona State taxes.

Is my donation made to a School Tuition Organization or to the School directly?  To qualify under the private school tax credit program, the donation must be made to a qualified School Tuition Organization. Arizona Tuition Connection is a qualified School Tuition Organization.

Can a taxpayer claim multiple tax credits in the same taxable year? Yes.

Must a taxpayer have a child in school in order to claim any of these credits? No.

What is the Maximum amount I may contribute and claim as a credit?  In 2020, the maximum is $1,183 for filing single, or $2,365 for filing jointly.

Can I recommend a specific child receive my donation?   Yes, but you cannot recommend your own child or anyone in your household receive those funds.

Can I swap my tax credit donation with another family?   No, the law is clear that you cannot exchange your tax credit donation in return for receiving a recommended donation from another family. This is true for direct one-to-one swaps or larger group exchanges.

What forms should an individual use to claim these credits? Arizona Form 323 and Arizona Form 348. Details on claiming the credit will be on the donation receipt we send to you.

Must the credit for contributions be claimed in the year of donation? No, Credit eligible donations from January 1 through April 15 of a calendar year may be used as a tax credit on the prior year’s tax return. For example, donations made January 1, 2021 to April 15, 2021 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2020 or 2021 Arizona income tax return.

Can a taxpayer receive a refund of these credits? No. The credits may only be used to the extent they reduce a tax liability to zero. Any unused amounts may be carried forward up to five consecutive taxable years.

A SCHOOL TUITION ORGANIZATION CANNOT AWARD, RESTRICT OR RESERVE SCHOLARSHIPS SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF A DONOR’S RECOMMENDATION. A TAXPAYER MAY NOT CLAIM A TAX CREDIT IF THE TAXPAYER AGREES TO SWAP DONATIONS WITH ANOTHER TAXPAYER TO BENEFIT EITHER TAXPAYER’S OWN DEPENDENT.

You can support any private school in the state!

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Annunciation Catholic School (Cave Creek)

Bourgade Catholic High School (Phoenix)

Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix)

Holy Family Academy (Phoenix) – Providing students in grades K-12 with a truly outstanding education in the classical liberal arts in an environment that is conducive to the formation of the whole person.

Most Holy Trinity Catholic School (Phoenix)

Notre Dame Preparatory High School (Scottsdale)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School (Tempe)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Glendale)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Scottsdale)

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School (Tempe)

Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School (Tucson)

Queen of Peace Catholic School (Mesa)

Saint Augustine Catholic High School (Tucson)

Saint Cyril of Alexandria School (Tucson)

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School (Tucson)

Saint Francis Xavier Elementary School (Phoenix)

Saint John Bosco Catholic School (Phoenix)

Saint John Paul II Catholic High School (Avondale)

Saint John Vianney Catholic School (Goodyear)

Saint John XXIII Catholic School (Scottsdale)

Saint Mary Basha Catholic School (Chandler)

Saint Mary’s High School (Phoenix)

Saint Theresa Catholic School (Phoenix)

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic School (Avondale)

Saint Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic School (Phoenix)

Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral School (Phoenix)

Salpointe Catholic High School (Tucson)

San Francisco de Asis Catholic School (Flagstaff)

Seton Catholic Preparatory High School (Chandler)

Villa de Marie Academy (Scottsdale)

Xavier College Preparatory High School (Phoenix)

Adobe Adventist Christian (Mesa)

Arrowhead Christian (Glendale)

Camp Verde United Christian (Camp Verde)

Casas Christian (Tucson)

Calvary Christian Academy (Lake Havasu City)

Calvary Christian School (Queen Creek)

Christ Church School (Paradise Valley)

Compassion Christian Academy (Queen Creek/San Tan)

Desert Christian (Tucson)

Emmanuel Christian (Kingman)

Flagstaff Christian (Flagstaff)

Gateway Baptist (Gilbert)

Gilbert Christian Agritopia (Gilbert)

Gilbert Christian Green field (Gilbert)

Gilbert Christian High School (Gilbert)

Grace Christian Academy (Tempe)

Hope Christian Academy (Chandler)

Mountain Christian (Show Low)

North Valley Christian (Phoenix)

Northland Christian (Flagstaff)

Northwest Christian (Phoenix)

Palms Christian (Surprise)

Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory (Paradise Valley)

Phoenix Christian Preparatory (Phoenix)

Phoenix Christian School (Phoenix)

Pusch Ridge Christian Academy (Tucson)

Scottsdale Christian Academy (Scottsdale)

Thunderbird Adventist Academy (Scottsdale)

Thunderbird Christian (Scottsdale)

Tri-City Christian (Chandler)

Valley Christian Schools (Chandler/Tempe)

West Valley Christian (Goodyear)

Wickenburg Christian (Wickenburg)

All Saints Episcopal Day School (Phoenix)

Imago Dei Middle School (Tucson)

Saint Michael’s School (Tucson)

American Family Education (Gilbert)

Bayer Private School (Glendale)

Bella Vista College Prep (Scottsdale) – Providing small class sizes and a tailored curriculum that best fits each students needs, incorporating problem solving, critical thinking and technology into everyday instruction.

Camelback Desert School (Scottsdale)

Castlehill Country Day (Tucson) – Providing an environment where children can feel safe and secure, and loved; where they can study, but also play.

East Valley Acton Academy (Gilbert)

Gary Herberger Young Scholars Academy (Phoenix)

Golladay School (Mesa)

International School of Arizona (Scottsdale) – Allowing your child to achieve bilingualism through play, structured language learning, acquired routines and the study of math, science, social studies, music and art in the second language.

International School of Tucson (Tucson)

Kino Learning Center (Tucson)

Phoenix Country Day (Phoenix)

Primavera Private School (Prescott)

Rancho Solano Preparatory  (Scottsdale) – Cultivating in our students the ingenuity to thrive in a global society and to be architects of their future.

Summit School of Ahwatukee (Ahwatukee)

The Gregory School (Tucson) – Incorporating the guiding principles of the 6 Cs (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, compassion, communication, and community) throughout a student’s time here, providing an educational experience of the whole child.

Cheder Lubavich Arizona (Phoenix)

Lamplighter Chabad Day School (Tucson)

Menachem Mendel Academy (Phoenix)

Christ Lutheran  School (Phoenix)

Desert Foothills Lutheran (Scottsdale)

Faith Lutheran School (Phoenix)

Trinity Lutheran School (Litchfield Park)

Valley Lutheran High School (Phoenix)

Aldea Montessori (Phoenix)

Arrowhead Montessori (Peoria)

Bella Montessori (Gilbert)

Cave Creek Montessori (Cave Creek)

Creo Montessori (Gilbert) – Developing a passion to learn through discovery in a secular, bilingual, and family centered learning.

Desert Garden Montessori (Phoenix)

Gilbert Montessori (Gilbert)

Greenhouse Montessori (Gilbert)

Guidepost Montessori (Scottsdale)

Inspire Kids Montessori (Phoenix)

Mesa Montessori (Mesa)

Montessori in the Park (Goodyear)

Montessori International School (Mesa)

Palm Valley Montessori (Goodyear)

Quality Interactive Montessori (Cave Creek)

Saint Peter’s Montessori (Litchfield Park)

Tempe Montessori (Mesa) – Providing the very best care and education of young children, and helping parents achieve their highest goals in the education of their children and in their family life.

Abbie School (Tucson)

ACCEL (Tempe/Mesa/Phoenix)

Autism Academy (Tempe)

Brightmont Academy (Scottsdale/Chandler/Deer Valley)

Jones-Gordon School (Paradise Valley)

Lauren’s Institute for Education (Gilbert)

New Vistas Center for Education (Chandler)

New Way Academy (Phoenix)

Pathways (Scottsdale)

Pieceful Solutions (Mesa)

Schools by geographic region:

Camp Verde United Christian (Camp Verde)

Emmanuel Christian Academy (Kingman)

Flagstaff Christian (Flagstaff)

Mountain Christian (Show Low)

Northland Christian (Flagstaff)

San Francisco de Asis (Flagstaff)

ACCEL (Phoenix/Tempe/Mesa)

Aldea Montessori (Phoenix)

All Saint Episcopal Day School (Phoenix)

American Family Education (Gilbert)

Annunciation Catholic (Cave Creek)

Arrowhead Christian Academy (Glendale)

Arrowhead Montessori (Peoria)

Autism Academy (Chandler/Phoenix/Tempe)

Bayer Private School (Glendale)

Bella Montessori (Gilbert)

Bella Vista College Prep (Scottsdale)

Bourgade Catholic (Phoenix)

Brightmont Academy (Scottsdale/Chandler/Deer Valley)

Brophy College Prep (Phoenix)

Camelback Desert School (Scottsdale)

Cave Creek Montessori (Cave Creek)

Cheder Lubavitch (Phoenix)

Christ Church School (Paradise Valley)

Christ Lutheran (Phoenix)

Compassion Christian Academy (Queen Creek/San Tan)

Creo Montessori (Gilbert) – Developing a passion to learn through discovery in a secular, bilingual, and family centered learning.

Desert Foothills Lutheran (Scottsdale)

Desert Garden Montessori (Phoenix)

East Valley Acton Academy (Gilbert)

Gary Herberger Young Scholars Academy (Phoenix)

Gateway Baptist Academy (Gilbert)

Gilbert Christian Agritopia (Gilbert)

Gilbert Christian Greenfield (Gilbert)

Gilbert Christian High School (Gilbert)

Gilbert Montessori (Gilbert)

Golladay School (Mesa)

Grace Christian Academy (Tempe)

Greenhouse Montessori (Gilbert)

Guidepost Montessori (Scottsdale)

Holy Family Academy (Phoenix)

Hope Christian Academy (Chandler)

Inspire Kids Montessori (Phoenix)

International School of Arizona (Scottsdale)

Jones-Gordon School (Paradise Valley)

Lauren’s Institute for Education (Gilbert)

Menachem Mendel Academy (Phoenix)

Mesa Montessori (Mesa)

Montessori in the Park (Goodyear)

Montessori International School (Mesa)

Most Holy Trinity (Phoenix)

New Vista Center for Education (Chandler)

New Way Academy (Phoenix)

North Valley Christian Academy (Phoenix)

Northwest Christian School (Phoenix)

Notre Dame Prep (Scottsdale)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Tempe)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Glendale)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Scottsdale)

Palm Valley Montessori (Goodyear)

Palms Christian (Surprise)

Paradise Valley Christian Prep (Paradise Valley)

Pathways (Phoenix)

Phoenix Christian Prep (Phoenix)

Phoenix Christian School (Phoenix)

Phoenix Country Day (Phoenix)

Pieceful Solutions (Gilbert)

Primavera Private School (Prescott)

Quality Interactive Montessori (Cave Creek)

Queen of Peace School (Mesa)

Rancho Solano Preparatory (Scottsdale)

Saint Francis Xavier Elementary (Phoenix)

Saint John Bosco (Phoenix)

Saint John Paul II Catholic High School (Avondale)

Saint John Vianney (Goodyear)

Saint John XXIII (Scottsdale)

Saint Mary Basha Catholic School (Chandler)

Saint Mary’s Catholic High School (Phoenix)

Saint Peter’s Montessori (Litchfield Park)

Saint Theresa Catholic School (Phoenix)

Saint Thomas Aquinas (Avondale)

Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic School (Phoenix)

Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral School (Phoenix)

Scottsdale Christian Academy (Scottsdale)

Seton Catholic Preparatory High School (Chandler)

Summit School of Ahwatukee (Ahwatukee)

Tempe Montessori (Mesa) – Providing the very best care and education of young children, and helping parents achieve their highest goals in the education of their children and in their family life.

Thunderbird Adventist Academy (Scottsdale)

Thunderbird Christian Elementary School (Scottsdale)

Tri-City Christian School (Chandler)

Trinity Lutheran School (Litchfield Park)

Valley Christian Schools (Tempe)

Valley Lutheran High School (Phoenix)

Villa de Marie Academy (Scottsdale)

West Valley Christian School (Goodyear)

Wickenburg Christian School (Wickenburg)

Xavier College Prep (Phocenix)

Abbie School

Casas Christian

Castlehill Country Day – Providing an environment where children can feel safe and secure, and loved; where they can study, but also play.

Desert Christian

Faith Lutheran

Imago Dei Middle School

International School of Tucson

Kino Learning Center

Lamplighter Chabad

Our Mother of Sorrows

Pathways

Pusch Ridge Academy

Saint Augustine Catholic High School

Saint Cyril of Alexandria

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Michael’s School

Salpointe Catholic High School

The Gregory School – Incorporating the guiding principles of the 6 Cs (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, compassion, communication, and community) throughout a student’s time here, providing an educational experience of the whole child.

Calvary Christian Academy (Lake Havasu City)

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School (Lake Havasu City)

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If you do not see the school you want to donate to on this list, please call us. (480) 865-8081

Do you own a Corporation?  LLCs that file as S-Corps, S-Corps, and C-Corps can make a tax credit donation to help low-income kids attend a private school that is right for their needs.  Contact Arizona Tuition Connection at info@arizonatuitionconnection.com.

You can donate to any private school in the state.
Click here to view a list of Arizona Private Schools

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A SCHOOL TUITION ORGANIZATION CANNOT AWARD, RESTRICT OR RESERVE SCHOLARSHIPS SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF A DONOR’S RECOMMENDATION. A TAXPAYER MAY NOT CLAIM A TAX CREDIT IF THE TAXPAYER AGREES TO SWAP DONATIONS WITH ANOTHER TAXPAYER TO BENEFIT EITHER TAXPAYER’S OWN DEPENDENT.