Don't forget to make your Arizona Tax Credit to the Working Poor!
If you make a contribution before December 31, 2013, you can receive a credit of up to $400 when filing a joint tax return, or up to $200 when filing as a single taxpayer. In addition to the Arizona Working Poor Tax Credit, you can also designate up to $400 (married) or $200 (single) to an individual TUSD school for the Public School Tax Credit. You can do both!
Depending on your tax liability it will cost you nothing to support EEF this holiday season! A tax credit reduces your final tax liability, reducing the amount you pay, or even increasing the amount of your refund. While your charitable contributions increase, your tax liability is decreased equally—up to $400 for married filing a joint return or $200 for an individual filing as a single tax payer.
Please consult your tax professional for more information and visit azdor.gov for specific forms and guidelines.
Donate online by clicking the button below, by phone at (520) 325-8688, or with a check in the mail to EEF at 3809 E. 3rd St., Tucson, AZ, 85716.
PLEASE NOTE: Depending on your anticipated tax liability, assigning AZ Tax Credits for the Working Poor and designating EEF as a recipient DOES NOT AFFECT your equal ability to also assign tax credits to individual public schools and also utilize Arizona's tax credit program for private school tuition. Each type of tax credit designation is considered a separate and distinct program and an Arizona taxpayer filing as an individual can designate credits for up to $200 ($400 for married couples filing jointly) to EACH program in addition to up to $500 per individual in private school tuition tax credits ($1000 for married couples filing jointly). Consult your tax adviser for details.
For more information about how to utilize your Arizona tax credits for the Working Poor and for Public Schools please see the information provided by the Arizona Department of Revenue by clicking on the link below. EEF also recommends you consult your tax professional: http://www.azdor.gov/About/FAQs/CharitableTaxCredit.aspx
To assign tax credits to TUSD schools, please click on this link:
EEF's Tax Exempt IRS Determination Letter
Tax Exempt IRS Determination Letter (in PDF)
If you work for TUSD, then supporting the Educational Enrichment Foundation has never been easier! Use the payroll deduction form to have your support for EEF made automatically. EEF receives no government funding and is not included in the TUSD budget.
Payroll Deduction Form (in PDF)
What do your contributions support?
During the 2012-2013 fiscal year, 78% of EEF’s total expenditures were spent on direct program services, 15% for fundraising, and 7% for operations and management.
We strive very hard to ensure that the maximum amount of all donations received go directly to EEF’s programs, program services, and delivery of program services. We are diligent about following best practices for non-profit organization administration and annually conduct an outside audit of our finances by an independent auditing and CPA firm. Unless requested otherwise, 10% of donations of $1,000 or more made to EEF for specifically designated programs – Focus on Vision, EEF Shoe Shopping, Interscholastic Scholarships, Hearing Fund, and Classroom Grants – go toward the cost of administrating those programs including application verification, communications, program operations, and program staffing.