Tax Credits 2018-2019

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe December is upon us and 2019 is just around the corner. I’d like to offer a friendly reminder about tax credits.

If you’re not familiar with tax credits I can assure you that it really is an easy process. Just use this site to direct your contribution of up to $400 (married, filing jointly) or $200 (single) to Mesquite Elementary and then re-claim your contribution on your taxes. You will find three simple ways to contribute:

  • to a specific activity

  • the greatest needs of the school

  • print a form to take to the school.

You will receive a receipt immediately upon completion of your contribution. You can make an online tax credit contribution for the 2018 tax year up until April 15, 2019.

Arizona Tax Credits have made a huge impact at Mesquite Elementary. Below are just a few of the valuable projects your tax dollars have funded:

  • Be Kind program

  • After school tutoring programs

  • Band, orchestra, and choir programs

  • Various after school clubs

Remember that tax credit contributions are matched dollar for dollar for all residents who pay state income tax. Further, please note that many employers will match your contribution including Raytheon, all Gannett Subsidiaries, AT&T, Bank of America, Costco Wholesale, Discover Financial, Home Depot, National Bank of America, Quest Communications, and many more.

If you have any questions regarding tax credit contributions, you can call me at 879-2104, or Michelle Quiroz, VSD Director of Finance, at 879-2021. Please visit

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Your Partner in Education,

Diane Vargo