Public school credit
- Single taxpayers may contribute up to $200 and married taxpayers filling jointly may contribute up to $400 to public and charter schools that provide instruction in grades K-12.
- Donations must be made by the time you file your tax return, but no later than April 15th of the following year.
- You need not have a child in school in order to claim this credit.
- Fees paid for extracurricular activities (field trips, fine arts, sports teams, and character education programs), even if they are paid for your own child’s use, qualify for this credit.
- Donations made by school organizations such as PTA, clubs, etc., do not qualify; payments must be made directly to the school or the school district.
- Unused amounts may be carried forward for up to five consecutive years.
Receipts are required documentation for all tax credits. If you do not receive a receipt shortly after making a donation, contact the organization and request one.
The five tax credits
- Public school credit
- School tuition organization credit
- Qualified charitable credit
- Qualified foster care credit
- Military relief fund credit
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