Education Tax Credit

Arizona Schools Tax Credit

Primavera greatly appreciates your support.

Invest your tax dollars wisely in Arizona’s future and give generously in support of high quality education at Primavera School by giving to Orme Primavera Schools Foundation, which provides scholarships to our students. Please be sure that you select Primavera School to be the recipient of your donation.

In accordance with state law, the Orme Primavera Schools Foundation was incorporated in 1999 to accept tax credit donations from Arizona taxpayers who wanted to support students at Orme or Primavera School. These two private schools joined together in the forming of the Orme Primavera Schools Foundation which is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit corporation existing solely for the purpose of distributing the tax credit donations to deserving students at these two private schools.

Student Tuition Organizations (STOs) cannot award, restrict, or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent. Orme Primavera Schools Foundation does not accept recommendations. You can check the website at for additional information.

Primavera offers scholarships from the tax credit dollars each year from the Arizona Private School Tax Credit. Maximum contributions for the 2021 tax year are $1,219 for filing single, or $2,435 for married couple filing jointly. Use Tax Credit Form 323 and 348 on your AZ state tax forms. Donors may elect to make their donation for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit by April 15th, the state’s allowable extension period.

After making the maximum allowable donation for an original tax credit, an additional “Plus” tax credit can be given. A single taxpayers may give an additional $590 and a married couple filing jointly may give $1,179, for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit.

Provides scholarships. Approximately 80% of Primavera School Students receive scholarships from STO’s or other programs. The Orme Primavera School’s Foundation distribute these dollars in the form of scholarships to families who need assistance in sending their Kindergarten through 5th grade.

It all goes to scholarships, minus a very small amount for administration fees, I think less than 5%

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How to Apply Your Tax Dollars to the Right Cause

1. Choose your STO to direct your tax credit dollars to. We prefer the Orme Primavera Schools Foundation. If you have a family member or friend that wants to recommend your child, an STO that allows student recommendations like IBE or others.

2. Make your donation! Remember, this money will be returned to you or taken off of your Arizona State Tax liability. If you are unsure what your tax burden is, you can still give and excess can be carried forward for up to 5 years!

3. Files your taxes with the Tax Credit Form 323 and/or 348 and you will receive your credit towards your Arizona State Taxes.

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