White Mountain Tuition Support Foundation (WMTSF) is an official School Tuition Organization (STO) - certified by the Department of Revenue for the State of Arizona. As such, WMTSF is certified to receive tax credit contributions from individual tax payers according to the maximum amounts set by the Arizona State legislature. The tax credit laws began in January of 1998 and have been through many changes, resulting in tax payers having two individual tax credits to claim with the state - the "original" and the "plus" credits. These two credits, the “original” and the “plus” have higher maximums this year, meaning you can give up to a total of $2,177 (married, filing jointly) and $1089 (single) !
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TAX CREDIT INFORMATION
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WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
P.O. Box 2047
Physical Address: 2459 Rim Road
Lakeside, Arizona 85938
ARIZONA TAX CREDIT
Arizona provides a fantastic opportunity to help children obtain a values-based, Christian education with its tuition tax credit program. By taking advantage of this opportunity, Arizona taxpayers can donate money to the White Mountain Tuition Support Foundation (WMTSF) and receive a dollar for dollar tax credit when they file their Arizona tax return. THIS IS FREE MONEY AND COSTS THE TAXPAYER NOTHING! In many cases, the donation can also be deducted on their federal return. Donations to the WMTSF are used to fund scholarships for students at Saint Anthony School. Here is how it works:
Make a donation to the White Mountain Tuition Support Foundation; up to $546 for single and head of household taxpayers or up to $1092 for a married couple filing jointly by April 15th, 2018. Also, make a donation to the WMTSF for the new "Plus" tax credit of up to $543 (single filer) and up to $1085 (married, filing jointly).
Print, complete, and mail the form on the brochure with your donation to the address on the form.
For donations made April 16th through December 31st, you will receive an acknowledgement (for tax documentation purposes) by early February, by mail from the WMTSF. Donations made from January 1st through April 15th will be acknowledged immediately after the donation is received.
You will receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit when you file your Arizona income tax return. A donation made January 1st through April 15th may count as Arizona tax credit for the current or prior tax year. Unless otherwise specified, the money you donate will be used to fund scholarships for students in need of financial aid.
Click here for submittable Tax Credit Form
NOTICE: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendations. 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.
Why the tax credit is so important...
Some have questioned the tax credit's validity given our state's public education financial challenges. To answer questions concerning the tax credit's validity, the legislature contracted with Dr. Charles North of Baylor University whose study found that if the tax credit to private schools were to disappear, the cost to the State of Arizona's public school system would be between $44 million and $186 million. Thus, the Arizona legislature determined that it is in Arizona's best interest for private schools to continue to thrive.
• WMTSF tries very hard to meet all the needs of all of its students’ families. If you’re studying this website, please consider redirecting your tax credit dollars to us.
• St. Anthony School’s enrollment in 2017-18 included 21.7% Native American students. All of these students received substantial, if not complete, tuition assistance.
• Original individual income tax credit program: Amount of scholarships awarded to students with family income up to 185% of poverty level: 27.2%
• Amount of scholarships awarded to students with family income from 185% of poverty level to 342.25% of poverty level: 32%
Switcher individual income tax credit program: Amount of scholarships awarded to students with family income up to 185% of poverty level: 32%
• Amount of scholarships awarded to students with family income from 185% of poverty level to 342.25% of poverty level: 37%