Contributions must be postmarked by December 31, 2012!
Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions made to public schools in Arizona to support extra curricular activities. With your contribution, you will support Poston students and lower your tax bill. This state tax credit is available to all taxpayers, and you do not need a child enrolled at Poston to take advantage of this state 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 as $200, and a couple filing jointly may contribute as much as $400. Your contribution will remain at Poston, and will be used for student programs.
ECA funds to Poston have been used to help pay for the Close Up field trip to Washington, D.C., cheer camp, musical instruments, music, microphones, video journalism equipment, National Academic League t-shirts, and athletic equipment.
Donation forms are available in the school office or online. If completing the process online, go to Mesa Public School's home page, http://www.mpsaz.org. On the left side of your screen, you will see a dark blue menu. Click on the last box entitled, "State Taz Credit." General information about the ECA state tax credit program is provided. To make your donation, click on "New Online ECA Donation Option," found at the top right side of your screen. From there, follow the directions to direct your donation to the desired school and/or program(s). Donations are tax-deductible.