What is an Arizona Corporate Tax Credit?

The Arizona School Tuition Corporate Tax Credit is your opportunity to help an underprivileged student experience a life-changing education at Salpointe. Our students graduate as educated, thoughtful and hard-working citizens prepared to strengthen our community and advance our workforce. This program is available to C corporations and S corporations that owe taxes in Arizona, even if they’re not located in the state. Insurance companies that pay premium taxes also may qualify. Arizona's Department of Revenue gives participating corporations a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for every dollar transferred to a Student Tuition Organizations (STO). Contributions are accepted by the Department of Revenue on a first-come, first-served basis and not to exceed the statewide cap, which was $89M for 2018. Corporations may direct funds to more than one STO and we encourage corporations to designate Salpointe to receive their contribution. Over 300 of our students qualify to receive corporate tax credit scholarships. All scholarship recipients must fall within federal income guidelines guaranteeing the funds go to students with significant, verified financial need.

Salpointe students (300 Lancers qualify for corporate tax credit scholarships) desperately need your help. There are far more need-based financial aid requests than we can meet. Join us in our mission to provide a holistic, life-changing education to students in need. 

For more information on the Arizona tax code (A.R.S.43-1183), visit www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/43/01183.htm.
"I believe all families that desire a Catholic education should have the opportunity regardless of finances. The Arizona Corporate Tax Credit makes this possible. Salpointe Catholic is training our future leaders, and the dollar for dollar credit is one of the easiest ways that we as business owners can help Salpointe reach this goal," said Dr. Michael J. Huether, owner of Arizona Skin Cancer Surgery Center (S-Corporation)

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  • Why Salpointe?

    The Salpointe campus is busy and full with 1,200 bright and ambitious Lancers. Over 50% of Salpointe students qualify for tuition assistance. For the 2018-2019 school year, Salpointe received verified financial aid requests from its families totaling $4M. However, the school was only able to meet $3M of this need, utilizing individual and corporate tax credits, interest on the endowed scholarship fund, and donations from private donors. Many families are struggling financially and we are not currently able to help every student who desires a Salpointe education.

    The school continues to celebrate and embrace its mission of diversity and academic excellence. Regardless of their economic or academic backgrounds or their ethnicity, 99% of Lancer graduates attend college.
  • Why Participate?

    Partner with Salpointe to make a quality education a reality for low-income families from all corners of Southern Arizona.

    Mike Hannley, from Pacific Premiere Bank, feels strongly that the program is a win-win opportunity for both the student and the business: “As a local bank, we look to our community first in identifying ways to invest in our future. What better way to make a significant impact than to allocate state tax dollars to provide disadvantaged young students the opportunity to attend Salpointe. We at Pacific Premiere Bank look forward to repeating this donation as long as the state offers this unique tax credit.”

We salute our current corporate partners:

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Parents: The State of Arizona requires Arizona Corporate Tax Credit funds be distributed to students enrolling from a public or charter school. Eighth grade and high school transfer students are eligible providing they meet financial assistance qualifying guidelines. If you have considered Salpointe Catholic but thought you couldn't afford to pay full tuition, this program may make becoming a Lancer viable. Contact our Financial Aid Manager Simone Jolivet-Manuel at 520-547-9366 for more information.

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