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Tax Credit Donation

Anyone who pays AZ taxes can contribute up to their state liability, at ZERO cost to the contributor.  If you typically get a refund, it will be larger.  If you typically have to pay, it will reduce your bill.  You have until April 15, 2022 to contribute and receive the dollar-for-dollar credit on your 2021 taxes!  Contribute before you file!  More details are below.  

Tax Credit Options
Anyone who files Arizona taxes can redirect the tax dollars they are already paying by making a contribution to IBE or Schools with Heart.  There is no cost to donors.  Your contribution will reduce the amount of tax owed when filing or increase the amount of the taxpayer’s refund, dollar-for-dollar.  You can contribute up to your tax liability through IBE or Schools With Heart:

Institute for Better Education (IBE)

•  donors can recommend funds go to Awakening Seed

•  family and friends can recommend funds go to a specific child

•  IBE accepts credit cards, checks, and online payments

•  IBE can accept corporate matches for employee donations

•  Arizona businesses can participate in the Corporate Tax Credit Program through IBE – see the website for details

Complete your donation quickly and securly directly with IBE online  or with the IBE Mail In form

How It Works
If you have an Arizona tax liability, your donation can be taken as a tax credit.  For example, if you have a $3,500 tax liability for the year and you donate $2,000, your tax liability would be $1,500.  If you will be getting a refund, you would get an additional $2,000 refund.

What types of donations are allowed?
There are two tax credits applicable to the Seed, the “original” tax credit and “switcher” tax credit.  Both tax credits benefit our school but must be used in different ways.  Once the maximum is met for the original tax credit, the remaining donation is applied to the switcher tax credit.  The amounts allowed differ depending on filing status.

2021 Donation Limits
Original Tax Credit Contribution – $1,221 married/$611 single
PLUS (Private Learning Uplifting Students) Tax Credit Contribution – (must contribute max original before PLUS credit is taken) $1,214 married/$608 single
Total Combined Tax Credit Contribution – $2,435 married/$1,219 single

A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the tax payer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.


Check back later for the following:

2020 form 348

2020 form 323

Charitable Donations

Awakening Seed, Inc. is a nonprofit organization. Donations to Awakening Seed School are tax deductible, as the school is exempt from taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Please contact Awakening Seed at (602) 454-2606 if you wish to make a charitable donation to the school or send a check directly to the Seed.  If you would like to make a tax credit donation, please do so by using the links above.