Arizona law (ARS 43-1089) allows you, as a tax payer, to direct your Arizona state tax liability to School Tuition Organizations such as Catholic Education Arizona. This is a dollar for dollar tax credit against what you owe the state of Arizona. The funds are used exclusively for the cost of tuition at private schools which include our Diocesan Catholic schools.
You can redirect any portion of your state tax liability (the amount that the state collects from you also referred to as income taxes) up to these maximum amounts:
For 2019 (through 4/15/20)
- $1,135 for single filers,
- $2,269 for married couples, filing jointly.
Yes. You can contribute online in just minutes. Make your contribution on this website, using the Contributor Portal or First Time Contributor options. You will be able to review and manage your entire contribution history if you choose to use the contributor portal. Once your contribution is confirmed, a tax receipt will be promptly emailed to you. Or you can print a tax receipt from your contributor portal once the contribution is confirmed.
Yes! Follow 3 easy steps:
- Find out how much you can contribute by reviewing your tax liability from last year
- Make your contribution by completing a contribution form found on this website, or contribute online or call CEA at 602-218-6542
- Claim your tax credit with the tax credit receipt you will receive from CEA
You can indicate the school(s) you wish to support on the second page of the online contribution form. If you mail in your contribution, there is a section to list the school(s) of your choice on your contribution form.
You may direct 100% of your corporate state tax liability to CEA on behalf of our schools. Corporate contributions to School tuition Organizations (STO’s) such as CEA, range from the $5,000 minimum for S-Corps to $15mm or more.
CEA is one of the few STO’s that use an outside firm to vet all tuition scholarship applications we receive. This firm, FAIR, out of St. Paul, MN, reviews and qualifies each application CEA submits in accordance with the poverty guidelines and notifies CEA of all students eligible for scholarship funding.
By law, corporate tax credit funds are dedicated exclusively to the tuition needs of children living within the poverty guidelines as determined by state and federal standards.
We graciously request that commitments be made as soon as possible but no later than June 28th, 2019; keeping in mind that payment is not due until the latter part of July.
Each year, the State of Arizona limits the total amount of corporate state tax funding that can be used for distribution to private schools. The annual statewide cap for FY20 (2019 Corporate Taxes), cap is now $106,993,207. Corporate tax credit applications are accepted by ADOR until the statewide $106,993,207 tax credit maximum is met.