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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

Connecting with Carter - Thanksgiving Message

Superintendent Carter Davidson's Thanksgiving Message to LESD79 staff, parents and community.

GRAPHIC OF SUPERINTENDENT CARTER DAVIDSON

 

Dear LESD79 Community,

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I find myself reflecting on the incredible strength of our school community, one that I am thankful to engage with on a daily basis. It's a time for gratitude, reflection, and togetherness—a moment to appreciate the blessings surrounding us and the unwavering support within our community.

I want to begin by extending my thanks to each member of our community—our student-focused governing board members, dedicated leaders, skilled and caring teachers, committed support staff, incredible students, supportive families, and our engaging community partners. Your unwavering focus on student learning and growth, along with a deep care for each other, has been inspiring. We in the Litchfield Elementary School District, are all in this work together. 

As we step into this Thanksgiving break, I want to emphasize the importance of gratitude and safety. While we cherish this time with family and friends, it's crucial to remember the significance of balance and well-being. Please find time to engage in things that bring you happiness (while being safe) and ensure that you are rejuvenated and committed to the hard work done during the busy, and often fun-filled, month of December. 

I wish you all a Thanksgiving filled with warmth, joy, and the company of those you hold dear; maybe some good hiking, taking naps, watching football (Go Cardinals), and eating lots of pumpkin pie too. 

Gratefully,

Carter Davidson, Ed. D. 
Superintendent

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