As a local resident, I'd like to inform your readers about another new tax law program that's a great way to help schools.
What I refer to is what the law allows in the Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credit Law, A.R.S. Section 43-1089.
Arizona Taxpayers can get credit up to $200 for cash contributions to a public school for extracurricular activities and projects, and up to $500 (through ARS 43-1089) for contributions to a non-profit organization, such as ACSTO that awards scholarships and grants to private school students, such as (those who attend) Payson Community Christian School and other private schools.
These tax credits help poor students find seats in private schools. To help PCCS, your check must be received by Dec. 31 if you plan to deduct it from your 1999 Arizona State tax liability. For more information, call the school at 474-8050.
This year, public schools received $8.9 million through this program, while private schools received only $1.8 million.
If you believe in children and the importance of solid, well-rounded education, put your money where your heart is -- and give yourself a reason to smile at tax time.
The public schools are already receiving tax dollars and here is yet another alternative for you to help schools that are private without taking from the public tax funds.
Dean W. Schlosser, Director of Marketing and Development, Payson Community Christian School