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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

LESD79 Communications Team Receives Six Awards of Excellence at the ASPRA*tion Awards

Pictured: Dr. Carter Davidson, Superintendent, Yardley Zamorano, Communications Generalist, Sam Nuanez, Executive Director of Communications & Partnerships, Erik Stone, Executive Director of Operations

The Litchfield Elementary School District #79 is proud to highlight our communications team which was honored with six Awards of Excellence at the 2024 ASPRA*tion Awards hosted by the Arizona School of Public Relations Association. The work that received these awards was reviewed and recognized by school PR professionals nationwide - a testament to the excellence within our district. 

The LESD79 communications team remains focused on highlighting and telling the story of students, teachers, and staff across the district while also keeping our families and community informed.  

We look forward to continuing to share our stories and achievements with pride.

2024 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE:

Multimedia Marketing Campaign: Connecting with Carter

Photography: Palm Valley Elementary PE Jumper

Social Media Campaign: Why LESD? 

Video: Middle School Volunteers

Video: Unified Sports, Bowling at Palm Valley Elementary

Video: WSMS - 20-year-old 3D Printer