Scholarship for Emerson & Alyse Warner!
Dear Family and Friends,
Taxes are almost due, and if you didn't know already, Arizona gives you the choice of how your taxes are used, in the form of a tax credit. One of the tax credit options is the private school tax credit, which helps create scholarships for kids like ours at no-cost-to you.
As you may know, our son Emerson had a difficult transition when he left a Montessori Pre-K to go to a local public school for Kindergarten. After several months, we made the decision to place Emerson at a private school, Primavera, where a smaller class size offered the individualized education & attention he needed. This decision turned out to be a great move for him and our family. Now in 4th grade, Emerson continues to thrive and takes so much pride in his school and all that he is learning. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the Primavera community, and the STO program helped make this more attainable for our family.
Alyse is also attending Primavera with her brother, this year in 1st grade. We are excited she can also benefit from the school she has come to love since pre-K and continue to be around the friends and teachers who have become like family for her.
The way the private school tax credit works is anytime between now and April 15, you can contribute to School Tuition Organization 4 Kidz (STO4KIDZ), a charitable organization that awards a minimum ninety percent of every dollar in scholarships to students who attend Arizona private schools. When you file your taxes for 2023 you will deduct that amount off of your Arizona state taxes, and because it is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, the net cost to you is ZERO while the benefit to our family is PRICELESS! You simply have the option of paying your taxes to the state or redirecting those funds through this program. You can even recommend a school or a student if you like. This is not a donation, but it's income taxes that we all have to pay anyhow. Feel free to watch the video at the bottom of this page which explains how this works.
2023 Tax Year
2024 Tax Year
You get 100% of it back as a credit; your Arizona tax liability is reduced dollar-for-dollar when you contribute to a school tuition organization like STO4KIDZ. This will have a huge impact on our ability to send Emerson and Alysa to Primavera! We redirect our taxes to another student since the state won't allow parents to allocate their taxes to one's own children. We would be grateful if you consider redirecting yours to help lower their tuition.
For your convenience, here is a step-by-step guide and the donor form. Please list Emerson & Alyse Warner at Primavera, STO4KIDZ will email you a receipt for your taxes with instruction on how to claim your dollar-for-dollar tax credit.