Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
Catholic Education Arizona, the charitable non-profit organization, reminds all Arizonans to consider giving on April 9, 2014 to their favorite charity or non-profit organization.
"Arizona Gives Day is a great way for Arizona to show its support for the organizations that do so much for the state and the less fortunate,” said, Paul Mulligan, President and CEO of Catholic Education Arizona. He goes on, “There are countless organization here that make such a dramatic impact on so many lives. We need days like today to remind us all of the great work these organizations do. They need everyone’s support.”
For Catholic Education Arizona today is bittersweet. State law requires that tax credit contributions by the taxpayer be made directly to a school tuition organization and cannot be made through a third party like Arizona Gives or the United Way.
“We love what Arizona Gives Day is about but unfortunately for tax credit purposes our contributors cannot support us through this type of organization,” said Mulligan. “We ask that Arizonans consider supporting us directly,” he said.
Not too late to make a tax credit contribution
Arizona taxpayers who have not filed their 2013 Arizona tax return can still make their tax credit contribution for 2013 up until April 15, 2014. Contributions to Catholic Education Arizona can be made by mail, by phone at 602-218-6542 or 1-888-TAX-CRDT (1-888-829-2738), or their website, http://www.catholiceducationarizona.org. Tax credits limits for 2013 are $1,031 for single filers and $2,062 for married filers.
New Limits for 2014 Limits
Arizona taxpayers will be able to increase their maximum tax credit contribution to Catholic Education Arizona in 2014 to $1,053 for singles filers and $2,106 for married filers.
About Catholic Education Arizona
Catholic Education Arizona is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the largest School Tuition Organization (STO) in Arizona. Since 1998, Catholic Education Arizona has provided more than $124 million in scholarships to needy students attending one of the 39 Catholic schools throughout the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.
This school year more than 5,500 students received need-based scholarships worth $14.1 million from the organization. These students represent more than 45% of all students attending Catholic schools.
Catholic Education Arizona is proud of the fact that Arizona Catholic high schools have a 99% graduation rate and 97% of those graduates go on to college or military service.
To learn more about Catholic Education Arizona and its scholarship opportunities visit their website at http://www.CatholicEducationArizona.org or contact them at 602-218-6542 or toll-free 1-888-TAX-CRDT (1-888-829-2738).