Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) students can always use donations of time and money to help support their schools and programs: Arizona State School for the Blind (ASB) and Arizona School for the Deaf (ASD) on our Tucson campus, Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD), the statewide Early Childhood and Family Education program (ECFE) (birth to three), and five regional cooperatives located throughout the state.
Arizona law (A.R.S. §43-1089.01) allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $200 for a single individual or a head of household and $400 for a married couple filing a joint return for donations that benefit students in our schools. That’s not just a deduction, it’s a tax credit – it reduces what you owe in state taxes, dollar-for-dollar.
Make your donation online or send your donation in person or by U.S. mail in support of one of our qualifying extracurricular activities. We’ll send you a receipt for your records. Then, when you fill out your Arizona state tax forms, you can subtract your donation – up to $400 – from what you owe in taxes.
Donate online using a credit or debit card.
The ASDB now offers a convenient, easy and secure online payment service to donate monies through the Arizona School Tax Credit program.
Donate by Mail
To donate by mail, make your check payable to “ASDB” and mail it in a SASE to
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
PO Box 85000
Tucson, AZ 85745
Be sure to include instructions on how you’d like your generous donation used (i.e. by/for ASB, ASD, PDSD, ECFE, a regional coop, student athletics, tutoring, field trips, etc.).
Who can Benefit from Arizona School Tax Credits?
All Arizona taxpayers are eligible. Note: you do not have to have a child who attends an ASDB school or who receives services from a regional coop to benefit from this law. You can now donate through April 15 of each year and claim your donation on the previous or current tax year. Please note that any funds earmarked for ECFE will not be eligible for this tax credit.
By law, only donations to extracurricular activities that charge a fee, such as tutoring, athletics, field trips, special programs and more qualify for the tax credit.
The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is both a governmental subdivision (agency of the State of Arizona) and an educational institution (ARS §15-1302 (C)). Any donation made to this organization is fully tax deductible under Internal Revenue Service Code 170 (c) (2). This citation covers city, county and state governments that would otherwise have qualified under U.S.C. 501 (c) (3). This information was provided by the IRS Exempt Organizations Technical Assistor in Dallas, Texas. Federal ID 86-6004791.