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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

Retirement

Thinking about retirement? Have you visited the ASRS website lately? 

INSURANCE OPTIONS

Please note:  THE OPTION YOU PICK IS A ONE-TIME CHOICE

1. You can do COBRA for up to 18 months with the following premiums:

Copay Gold plan (would need to be on this grandfathered plan at time of retirement)

Employee only:                    $674.00  /  Month
Employee + Spouse            $1348.00
Employee + Children          $1201.00
Employee + Family              $1750.00

 

Classic Gold

Employee only:                    $613.00
Employee + Spouse            $1227.00
Employee + Children          $1093.00
Employee + Family              $1592.00

 

HDHP

Employee only:                    $487.50
Employee + Spouse            $973.50
Employee + Children          $866.50
Employee + Family              $1262.50

 

Delta Dental

Employee only:                    $32.86
Employee + Spouse            $65.72
Employee + Children          $69.01
Employee + Family              $98.58

 

*The only option for Dental is Delta Dental with Cobra or purchase it directly from ASRS. Your Dental Payment will be made to Meritain directly.  They will bill you as well.

**Meritain handles COBRA.  Once they get your retirement date they will send you all the information you need, you would pay Meritain directly. 

 

2. Another option is to enroll in the District's Value Gold Retiree Plan and stay on this until you reach Medicare age (click here for our Medicare Advocate contact information).  The per month premium 22/23 are as follows:

Value Gold

Employee only:                    $673.00
Employee + Spouse:           $1346.00
Employee + 1 (child)           $1197.00
Employee + Family              $1745.00
(2 or more)

 

HDHP

Employee only:                    $ 592.50
Employee + Spouse:           $1185.50
Employee + 1 (child)           $1054.50
Employee + Family              $1536.50
(2 or more)

 

*With this option, you will be paying the premium directly to the District until you reach Medicare age.

 

The Benefits Coordinator can submit the Premium Benefit form to ASRS once you have an official date of retirement.  I will just need to know the date and what Medical plan you will be going with.  ASRS sends the benefit to the District and you will either get a credit for the Value Gold or we send it to Meritain and they bill you the difference if you are on COBRA.

Medicare Questions? Click here for our Medicare Advocate contact information