Many families have students who need an alternative educational environment to thrive in the classroom, yet in many cases are not able to afford the out-of-pocket expense of private education. They may not be aware that in Arizona, your tax liability can be voluntarily directed to private schools that can make a huge difference in the lives of the students and families they serve. How – and why should you take the AZ tax credit? Read on to learn more!

How to Direct Your Tax Dollars through Catholic Education Arizona

There are multiple ways to take the AZ tax credit for Catholic schools.

  • By phone. Contact Catholic Education Arizona at 602-218-6542.
  • Online at, which will allow taxpayers to set up a contributor portal or contribute as a guest.
  • Complete and mail in a CEA tax credit contribution form, which can be printed online, obtained at your school, or by contacting CEA and requesting one be mailed.

For single filers, the maximum contribution allowable for 2019 is $1,135. For married couples, the maximum contribution allowable for 2019 is $2,269.

Once you have taken your tax credit, a receipt for will be emailed or mailed to you. Keep this documentation for tax filing.

Why Choose to Direct Your Tax Dollars

There are many reasons to consider taking the private education tax credit, most importantly because not every family whose children can benefit from the quality education provided by Catholic schools can afford to send their children to one. By taking your tax credit to CEA, you will help offset the out of pocket costs for families – and help more children receive the education they desire.

If you have questions about Catholic schools in Arizona or are ready to make an impact, visit the Catholic Education Arizona website today at We can help you make a difference in the lives of AZ children. Don’t let another year go by without changing lives with your tax credit dollars – contact CEA today!