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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

West Valley View honors LESD with a trifecta of accolades.

We are thrilled to announce that the West Valley View has named Litchfield Elementary School District the 2021 Best School District, Best Place to Work, and Best Preschool!

This is the second consecutive year that we have been honored with the titles of “Best School District” and “Best Place to Work.” Our popular preschool program was on the ballot for the first time this year and created a trifecta of accolades for our “A” rated district.

Congratulations to Litchfield Elementary School for being “Reader Recommended” as one of the best public schools in the Southwest Valley.

Congratulations to Britney Joseph of Litchfield Elementary School and Jennifer Prieve of Palm Valley Elementary School for earning “Honorable Mention” in the category of “Best Elementary School Teacher.”

Our stellar reputation is rooted in the outstanding support of our families, staff, and community. Indeed, schools cannot do it alone. Thank you to the countless stakeholders who support our mission to connect, educate, and empower our LESD family and community.

We are humbled by this honor and grateful for your support. Thank you very much!