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TAXPAYERS, LOWER YOUR TAXES AND SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS!
 
TAX CREDIT: HOW DOES IT WORK?

A Tax Credit, which is the dollar-for dollar reduction of your tax liability, is better than a tax deduction, which only reduces your taxable income before taxes are computed.

Instead of sending all your state taxes to the State of Arizona, you can make a contribution to a public school. A.R.S. §43-1089.01 allows taxpayers a TAX CREDIT  up to $200.00 for “Single” or “Head of Household” tax filers and up to $400.00 for “Married Couple Filing a Joint Return” when contributing to EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES in public schools. This gives you the opportunity to help your local school. The tax credit is available to all taxpayers, regardless of whether they have children in school. It would be advisable to consult your tax advisor regarding your specific tax status.

What is an EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY?

Extracurricular activity means any optional, non-credit educational or competitive school sponsored activity that supplements the education program of the school. Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, field trips, outdoor education or character education programs can be funded with tax credit money. Extracurricular activities do not include any events that are recreational, amusement or tourist activities.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
You may select which school and which program you would like to support. The amount of the tax credit you take does not have to be for the total allowance. You can make a difference in our schools with just $50.00, $75.00, or $100.00. In addition, the credit may be split between one or more schools and/or one or more programs. 

HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TAX CREDIT? UPDATE

Complete the attached form and return to the school of your choice by April 15, 2020 or mail to the District Office prior to April 15, 2020 in order to take it off your State of Arizona taxes at the time you file for 2019. Arizona Tax Credit Donation Form
Create an online payment by going to this link  

It is easy! The District will provide you with a receipt verifying that you have contributed to an eligible extracurricular activity.

For more information contact Wendy Taylor at the District Office, 623-535-6000.

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD) either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction

Business Services

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The Business Services Department provides fiscal management, business, and operational support for the Litchfield Elementary School District.

Our office develops the annual operating budget, along with other essential financial documents and services. The proposed budget is presented annually by July 5th for the upcoming fiscal year (July 1-June 30), and must be adopted and submitted to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) by July 15th. The budget may be revised several times during the fiscal year. After the fiscal year ends, the Annual Financial Report must be submitted to ADE by October 15th. An Audited Annual Financial Report is prepared annually by an independent auditing company. The Classroom Spending Report is created by the Auditor General's Office in March for the previous fiscal year. To access any of these financial reports, click on the links below.

Fiscal Year 20-21 July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021
 
Fiscal Year 19-20 July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
 
 

Executive Director of Finance
Wendy D. Qualls
623-535-6017

Director of Finance
Wendy Taylor
623-535-6019

Director of Purchasing
Roger Spivey
623-547-1528