Cookies! Hot chocolate! Tax credit donations? Yes, indeed.
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Cookies! Hot chocolate! Tax credit donations? Yes, indeed.

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  • Danielle Airey/ Peoria Unified School District

Peoria Unified School District Students Stand Beside A Bus. Photo Courtesy Peoria Unified School District

With the deadline nearing to make a tax credit contribution for the 2014 tax year, employees with Peoria Unified School District will be outside the District Administration Center collecting tax credit donations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Patrons who stop by to make a last-minute, drive-thru tax credit donation will be treated to hot chocolate and a holiday cookie. Tax credit contributions support extracurricular activities in public schools which enrich the lives of students.

Cookies! Hot chocolate! Tax credit donations? Yes, indeed. PeoriaUnifiedTaxCreditDonationStudentsHPOnline contributions can be made using a debit or credit card now through midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 31. While the district office will be open for business Dec. 29 – 31, the office will be closed the week prior from December 22 – 26 for winter recess.

One hundred percent of donated funds go directly to the school and program selected by the donor. Donations can be directed to a specific extracurricular activity, such as field trips, high school marching bands and athletics, or you can designate it to the school(s) with the greatest need.

Arizona tax law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows individual taxpayers a tax credit up to $200, or up to $400 as a married couple filing a joint return. If married taxpayers file separate returns, each spouse may claim half of the credit that would have been allowed on a joint return.In return, the donor is able to get the exact amount back from the state when filing a return.

A tax credit may only be used to the extent it reduces a tax liability to zero. Any unused amounts may be carried forward for not more than five consecutive years. For more information, please call 623-486-6000. To download a tax credit form or make a donation online, go to

WHO:     Peoria Unified School District

WHAT:   Year-End Tax Credit Donations

WHEN:   Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: District Administration Center, 6330 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale

The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 95 percent high school graduation rate. Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.