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Arizona Tax Credit Program in Pendergast

It's never too early to start thinking about your Arizona School Tax Credit contribution. You can make contributions anytime! Please join us in "BEE"-lieving in our 10,000 students and reducing your tax bill by giving to the tax credit program in the Pendergast District.


Programa de Crédito de Impuestos de Arizona en Pendergast

No es demasiado tarde para comenzar a pensar sobre su contribución de Crédito de Impuestos a una escuela de Arizona. ¡Usted puede hacer contribuciones en cualquier momento! Por favor acompáñenos a creer en nuestros 10,000 estudiantes y reduzca sus impuestos haciendo una contribución al programa de crédito de impuestos en el Distrito Pendergast.

Please join us in "BEE"-lieving in our 10,000 students and reducing your tax bill by giving to the tax credit program in the Pendergast District. You can help us raise much needed funds for extracurricular programs for students. No administrative costs are involved, just money straight into the hands of schools for programs for students! 

The Arizona Legislative House Bill 2074 was enacted in 1998, enabling taxpayers to designate up to $400 (for a married couple filing taxes jointly) or up to $200 (for single filers) on their State income taxes by contributing to Arizona school extracurricular activity programs.  The tax credit program gives a dollar-for-dollar reduction in state income taxes. This law allows you, the taxpayer, the opportunity to denote your tax dollars to directly benefit schools and students in Pendergast Elementary. The best part is…you do not need to have a child in school to participate. We welcome, friends, relatives, anyone who “BEE”lieves in our students.  If a specific program not designated by the contributor, the school will choose a program based on greatest need.

According to the law, this money must be designated for extracurricular activities that supplement the educational program. For our students who often come from homes with limited income and who participate in the free and reduced lunch program, the tax credit program provides them with meaningful activities and program that include:

  • Field Trips
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Track
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Soccer
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Cheerleading
  • Play Productions
  • Music Festival
  • Art Festival

Students love being part of the award-winning Ballroom Dance program that gives them self-confidence and grace and also the Running Club where students train for a half-marathon and the money is used to purchase running shoes and clothes for students who could not otherwise participate. Research tells us extracurricular programs provide positive learning experiences for children and your tax credits make that possible.

It is easy to give and doesn’t cost anything. For staff members, we offer payroll deduction so it is simple to give. Contact the Payroll Department at 623-772-2226 or simply download the form linked below. You will be issued a receipt to send in with your taxes. For further information visit the Arizona Department of Revenue guidelines.