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FAQs for Individual Donors

Is this a tax deduction or tax credit?

This is an Arizona tax credit if you have an Arizona tax liability.

If you don’t have an Arizona State tax liability, your donation might be a tax deduction from your federal taxes. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding federal deductions.

Can I designate which student or school receives my donation?

The state tax credit law allows donors to recommend a student or school for a tuition scholarship. We prioritize the donor’s recommendation as much as possible when awarding scholarships, but the state requires us to consider other criteria as well.

In accordance with Arizona law, certain amounts from each donation must be used for different types of scholarships. Not every student is eligible to receive every type of scholarship available. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

How much can I donate?

For the 2022 tax year, the maximums are:
$2,483 married filing jointly, and
$1,243 filing single.

Any amount will be much appreciated.

Can I make this donation in addition to other tax credits the state offers?

Yes! Arizona offers several tax credits (Public School, Veterans, Qualified Charitable Organizations, Qualified Foster Care Organizations) in addition to the Private School tax credit. You can donate to them all up to your tax liability. You can go to AZTAXCREDITFUNDS.COM to make all of your tax credit donations.

What’s the latest I can donate?

For the 2022 Arizona tax credit, you can donate through April 15th, 2023. This date applies even if you’re filing for an extension.

How do I report a donation on my taxes?

Once you complete your donation, you will receive a receipt with the information you need to claim the tax credit.

All forms are available from the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) at, or from your accountant or tax software where you will have the most up to date form for you to use. 

Can I donate to my own children?

No, the law states you can’t donate to members of your own household, but you can donate to general school fund which will be distributed to the kindergarten students. 

Can parents “swap” donations?

No. The law states, “A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.”

Do I have to fill out a donation form?

Yes. The state requires that we collect a minimum amount of information on each donor.

My employer matches donations to nonprofits. Will this qualify for a match?

Your employer decides what they will and won’t match, but it’s rare for an employer to not consider this a qualified donation.

It’s important that you make your donation correctly by donating directly to Inspire Kids Montessori and not through a third party. This will allow you to receive the credit and have your employer match the donation.

Can people who live outside of Arizona make donations?

This is an Arizona tax credit program. To receive the tax credit, the donor must have Arizona tax liability, which means they must be filing an Arizona tax return. Individuals with no income in Arizona won’t file taxes here, and thus have no liability to which they could apply the credit.

However, if people out-of-state want to support your family, they can still donate. Instead of a tax credit, their donation may be eligible to be a federal tax deduction. They could claim this on their federal taxes like any other charitable donation.

Bear in mind that tax laws have recently changed and we would strongly encourage discussing donations with a tax professional. There are no maximums for non-tax credit donations.

Inspire Kids Montessori’s mission is to inspire children to reach their full potential and to develop a lifelong love of learning in a safe and loving environment.