Tax Credit Information

It's never too soon to begin to plan to make your annual Tax Credit contribution to Marshall School.  The program provides great advantages both to you and your child's school.  All Tax Credit contributions must be received by December 31, 2012.

As you probably already know: No other school in Flagstaff provides the unique learning opportunities that every child, including yours, receives at Marshall Magnet School.  How?  Chiefly because of the Tax Credit contributions made to our school each year.

As demonstrated by our imaginary tax-payers below (click an image to enlarge it), Arizona's Tax Credit program works to the advantage of most tax-payers.  Whether you're a single parent, a married family filing jointly, or an more mature couple with grown children, Arizona's Tax Credit program enables you to give part of your annual state taxes directly to Marshall Magnet School, rather than to the state Department Of Revenue.

This opportunity to provide direct support to Marshall School's unique magnet programs is your chance to make the decision about precisely how your tax dollars are spent to directly benefit your child's, and every child's, public school experience at Marshall Magnet School.


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Tax Credit contributions directly reduce the Balance Of Tax that you would otherwise owe to the state.  Tax Credit contributions are not deductions, nor are they a kind of exemption.  They are a direct dollar-for-dollar credit against the taxes that you must pay.  Your choice in the matter, however, is to take advantage of Arizona's Tax Credit program and contribute these dollars to Marshall Magnet School rather than giving those dollars to the state.

Every single Tax Credit dollar that you contribute to Marshall Magnet School goes directly into sustaining and developing our well-established, unique, and meaningful Arts and Science magnet programs at every grade level. All Marshall students, including your own, benefit from your contribution!

Below we've provided a per-grade-level break-down of the costs of our special magnet-school programs during the 2011-2012 school year, which were paid for entirely by grants and Tax Credit contributions:
Kinder (104 students)
Magnet Programs: Reggio Emilia Art Integration ($11,500), Suzuki Violin 30 min twice/ week ($10,633) and Water in our World Science Program ($600) Total Cost: $22,733.00 Cost per Kindergarten Student: $218.59

1st Grade (94 students)

Magnet Programs: Suzuki Violin 30 min twice/ week ($9,417.80) and The Explorers Science Program $1,000.00 Total Cost: $10,417.80 Cost per 1st Grade Student: $110.83

2nd Grade (101 students)

Magnet Programs: Suzuki Violin 30 min twice/ week ($10,329.20) and Communities Science Program $6,000.00 Total Cost: $16,329.20 Cost per 2nd Grade Student: $161.68

3rd Grade (101 students)

Magnet Programs: Professional Dance Instruction 30 min week ($2,362.50) and From the Ground Up Science Program ($4,000.00) Total Cost: $6,362.50 Cost per 3rd Grade Student: $63.00

4th Grade (78 students)

Magnet Programs: Author in Residence $3,200.00 and Adaptations and Interactions Science Program ($3,100.00), Heritage Garden Project ($1,600.00) Total Cost: $7,900.00 Cost per 4th Grade Student: $101.28

5th Grade (63 students)

Magnet Programs: Japanese Taiko Drumming ($6,560.00) and Space Science Program ($1,000) Total Cost: $7,560.00 Cost per 5th Grade Student: $120.00

4/5 Multiage Art and Science Integration Program (51 students): $3,500.00

Cost per Student: $68.63

Total magnet 2011-2012 budget $102,802.50
Total # of students who benefit: 597
Average Cost per Marshall Student: $172.20
Please remember: In order to have it applied to your 2012 tax return, you must make your Tax Credit contribution before December 31, 2012.  Married couples filing jointly may contribute up to $400.00. Single taxpayers may give up to $200.00.  But contributions in any amount are always welcomed and appreciated!

You can make a Tax Credit contribution to Marshall School online at any time, in any amount, during the course of the year simply by clicking on the "Donate now!" button below.




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