James Madison Preparatory School is an Arizona charter school, which means that it is a public school operated by a private organization. As such, the school does not charge tuition for students to attend. In order to operate both its academic and extracurricular programs, it is necessary that the school charge fees, require deposits, and receive gifts in the way of donations to support the work of the school.
Tax Credit contributions provide a direct state tax advantage to the benefactor, up to $200 for individuals and $400 for married couples. Anyone can choose to give the AZ tax credit to James Madison Preparatory School. Please consult your tax advisor for specific details. Activity fees for can be applied to your AZ Tax Credit contribution, but this must be declared at the time the fee is paid. Financial donations MAY or MAY NOT be claimed as AZ Tax Credit contributions for state income tax purposes. It must be declared at the time of the donation using the tax credit form.
A reminder, using any of the payment or donation options can only generate a maximum Arizona Tax Credit of $200 for individuals and $400 for couples each year.
Activity Fee Payment
Activity fees are charged to students by the school for extracurricular activities in fine arts, athletics and clubs. Activity fees for extracurricular activities can be applied to your AZ Tax Credit contribution, but this must be declared at the time the fee is paid. A receipt is provided for your contribution. Payment plans for extra-curricular fees may be requested but require a signed contract and a down payment. A payment schedule will be set up to correspond with the length of the activity.
A fee is defined as money paid directly to the school to cover costs of academic or student supplies. Fees are non-refundable and may not be claimed as donations for income tax or other purposes because there is a direct benefit, service, or product received by the student for the fee. Fees may or may not be optional. Examples of supplies for which fees are charged include: computer usuage, field trips, student travel, student ID, special school outings, or DVD's or recordings of school events, and yearbooks. The amount of the fee is set by administration. Parents and students are notified of fees in writing in enrollment materials, in the Family Handbook, in the Extracurricular handbook, or in specific handouts provided by a teacher, coach, or administration. The school provides a receipt for all fees.
Financial- These are direct monetary gifts made to the school. Many Valley employers will match these donations. Please consult your tax advisor for specific details. Material- Equipment, supplies, etc., given by individuals, corporations, or other organizations seeking to help Madison Prep. In-Kind- Volunteer time, services rendered, or other gifts of your time or help on behalf of the school. Many Valley employers provide matching financial donations for in-kind donations to Madison Prep from their employees.
HOW PAYMENTS ARE MADE
All payments are made through Square. Square allows you to add mulitple items to your cart before checking out with your debit or credit card and a receipt will be emailed to you. Please include the name of the student or students you are making payments on behalf of. You may also check on each item whether or not you would like an AZ Tax Credit receipt for your payment. Please see the AZ Tax Credit tab for more information.
DONATIONS THROUGH MAIL
If you would like to mail in a donation, please download the tax credit form for mailing and payment information. Cash, check, and card donations can also be submitted directly to the school in the front office.
Tax credit contributions are the single best way to support the mission of our school.
James Madison Preparatory School is a 501c3 tax exempt organization, which means that it is considered a charitable organization. Donations to the school may be considered charitable donations for your state and/or federal income taxes.
Using any of the payment or donation options generates a maximum Arizona Tax Credit of $200 for individuals and $400 for couples each year.