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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

FREE MEALS FOR ALL CHILDREN
We are offering free meals to all children age 18 for the entire 2020-2021 school year. This program is fully funded by the USDA.

Effective Monday, November 9, we are offering free curbside meals for all children age 18 and under from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at six schools. No identification required. Children do not need to be present. 

 

FREE MEALS FOR ALL CHILDREN
We are offering free meals to all children age 18 for the entire 2020-2021 school year. This program is fully funded by the USDA.

Effective Monday, November 9, we are offering free curbside meals for all children age 18 and under from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at six schools. No identification required. Children do not need to be present. 

Corte Sierra Elementary School
3300 North Santa Fe Trail, Avondale 

Dreaming Summit Elementary School
13335 West Missouri Avenue, Litchfield Park 

Litchfield Elementary School
255 East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park

Mabel Padgett Elementary School 
15430 West Turney, Goodyear 

Palm Valley Elementary School 
2801 North 135th Avenue, Goodyear

Verrado Middle School 
2088 West Main Street, Buckeye 

A convenient alternative to daily curbside meals is a weekly meal order. Use the form below to order a week's worth of food for pick up on Fridays. Orders must be submitted by 10:00 AM every Monday.