Extra Curricular Activity
State Tax Credit

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 Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions to public schools to support extracurricular activities or character education.

You can help Mesa students and possibly lower your tax bill by making a donation.

The state tax credit is available to all qualifying individual Arizona State taxpayers. You do not need to have a child enrolled in a school to take advantage of this state tax credit. It is always best to consult a tax adviser to see if you qualify for the dollar-for-dollar credit.

A tax credit is different from a deduction, because you may subtract the whole contribution from your Arizona state tax bill. An individual may contribute as much as $200, and a couple filing jointly may contribute as much as $400 to a public school and receive the money back in the form of a tax credit.

How to Donate:

Donate Online

OR give directly to Mesa Public Schools

Mail: ECA Tax Credit
Mesa Public Schools
63 E. Main St., #101, Mesa, AZ 85201-7422
Payment may be made by check, Visa or MasterCard; must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31.
   
Drop-off:

Mesa Public School Administrative Services Center
63 E. Main St., Mesa (East of Center Street)

There is a drop box in the lobby.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 25)
Payment may be made by check, Visa or MasterCard; please deposit by 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

   

Include your donation information and payment: 

  • Request an ECA Contribution Card from the office or print out a donation form.
  • Or, just write the following information on a piece of paper: name, address and phone number, school to which the donation should go, amount of donation and payment information.

Payment may be made by check, Visa or Mastercard. For debit or credit card payment, include the account number, expiration date and signature.