Be The Change

At Ville de Marie, our purpose is to cultivate wisdom and virtue by nourishing the souls of our students on all that is true, beautiful, and good. The guiding principle is that our curriculum achieves formation, not just information. Your donation helps propel VDM students forward.

Re-direct the state taxes you owe to help attract and support students in grades K-12th at the Ville de Marie Academy through tuition scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a school tuition organization?

A school tuition organization is one that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and certified by the state of Arizona to receive tax credit qualifying donations and to award scholarships to students attending Arizona private schools.

May I take the entire contribution as a tax credit?

Yes, you may receive an Arizona tax credit for the full amount of the contribution, up to the amount allowed by law or the actual Arizona state income tax you owe, whichever is less. Any excess can be carried forward and used to offset state income taxes for up to five years. A taxpayer who donates between January 1st and April 15th may elect to claim the credit in either the previous tax year or the current year in which the donation was made. Always consult a tax advisor with questions regarding your personal taxes.

What tax forms do I use if filing for the tax credit?

In order to claim the tax credit for your donation, you must file Arizona tax forms 301, 323 and sometimes 348 along with your Arizona income tax forms. These forms (and instructions) can be downloaded here (http://www.azdor.gov/Forms/Credits.aspx). Please consult your tax preparer with further questions.

What does re-directing state taxes owed mean?

Making a donation to APESF is an alternative to writing a check to the state. For example, if you owe $3,000 to the state, you could say, "I want $1,000 of that to go to students at Ville de Marie Academy," and you would then only owe $2,000 to the state. In other words, a tax credit contribution to APESF directly reduces the amount of taxes you owe to the state of Arizona that you would have to pay anyway. By taking the credit you are, in effect, re-directing your tax dollars to benefit worthy students at Ville de Marie Academy.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Donors who contribute online will automatically receive an email receipt and may also request a receipt be mailed to them. Donors who contribute by mail with a check will have the option on the donor form to receive it by mail, email or both.

Still Have Questions?

In partnership with APESF.
Notice: This tax credit donation helps provide tuition scholarships to the students of the Ville de Marie Academy. Your donation is made possible through a qualified Arizona School Tuition Organization (STO) and qualifies for a dollar-for-dollar Arizona tax credit up to annual limits or your actual tax liability. A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of a donor's 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.