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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

Facilities Use Information

The Litchfield Elementary School District uses ML Schedules online software for all use of facility requests.

The Litchfield Elementary School District encourages community use of school facilities when such use is in the public interest, does not conflict with school activities, and is not detrimental to the purpose of schools. Residents, staff members and community groups can make facility use requests by following the steps below.

Facilities Use General Guidelines

Please click on the Community Use of Facilities Handbook link here to access our terms and conditions for facility use. By accessing the Use of Facilities Handbook you agree to have read and agreed to abide by and enforce the rules and regulations in the District's Community Use of Facilities Handbook. Any advertisement of this event will include the following statement: "The Litchfield Elementary School District neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity represented in this document. The distribution of this material is provided as a community service." Any advertisement will be submitted to the Superintendent or Designee for approval prior to release to the public as per policy KHC.

All facility requests are completed online using ML Schedules. The first step needed to make an online facility request is to create an ML Schedules user account. You can do so by clicking here. Be sure to complete all information fields and then click the submit button. If the registration was successful you will receive an email confirmation. Please click to view Frequently Asked Questions for assistance. If you would like additional assistance with ML Schedules, please click here.

Once your account is created you can start making facility reservations using ML Schedules. Click here for the log in screen. To access the Community User Quick Start Guide click here.

If you need assistance, please contact us.