Arizona Corporate Tax Credit

Your company can give a student the lifelong gift of a top-notch education!

PCDS is the height of education in the Valley, and we are very proud to help contribute to the education of its students. Donating is easy; caring for children and growing young minds takes real heart. PCDS’s amazing team accomplishes this every day.” – Brown & Brown Insurance

C” and “S” Corporate Tax Credit Form

Your company can fund scholarships for students who need them most at NO out-of-pocket cost to your corporation! By making a corporate tax credit contribution, companies can redirect the taxes they would otherwise pay to the state to fund scholarships for the most deserving and highest-need students to attend PCDS.

Did You Know?

  • Nearly 1 in 4 students at PCDS receives a need-based financial aid scholarship.

  • Each year, PCDS provides over 170 scholarships, thanks to the support of individual and corporate tax credit contributions.
  • PCDS is committed to supporting each scholarship student’s entire PCDS career - whether they start in kindergarten or 9th grade.

How Can You Help?

  • C” and “S” Corporations with AZ income tax liability can redirect taxes owed to receive a 100% tax credit.
  • Each dollar redirected helps fund need-based scholarships for PCDS students.
  • There is no maximum contribution amount - just a minimum of $5,000 per company.
  • Contributions are tax credits, which means no out-of-pocket cost to your company, but rather a dollar-for-dollar credit on AZ income tax! Your company is simply redirecting what is already owed to the state.


Q: How does the corporate tax credit work?

A: PCDS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and belongs to four different School Tuition Organizations (STOs), which raise money on behalf of PCDS and other member schools.

Companies can redirect their taxes to one STO (or more than one), which distributes funds for scholarships for need-based students to attend PCDS and other private schools. The Corporate Tax Credit program is not about financial donations. In fact, making a contribution to an STO costs a corporation nothing; it is a virtually free opportunity for a company to redirect its tax dollars to students instead of paying them to the state.

Q: Does my company qualify?

A: Currently, “C” and “S” Corporations are eligible to redirect their taxes to STOs, which then allocate scholarships to our students. Qualified companies must be “C” and “S” corporations that pay taxes in Arizona. Please consult with your tax advisor when filing state taxes.

Q: How does my company benefit from making a contribution?

A: First, you will know that your company is giving a lifelong gift of education by funding need-based scholarships that open doors that might never have been opened. In addition, PCDS works with each corporation to best meet its needs. Some corporations enjoy being named in promotional materials while other corporations wish to remain anonymous; we honor all contributions and contributors, public and anonymous.

Q: What’s the process to contribute?

Step 1: CLICK HERE to fill out the corporate tax credit form and submit to STO or Taylor Nelson at

Step 2: STO/Taylor Nelson will then complete the AZ Dept. of Revenue (ADOR) approval request form.

Step 3: ADOR approves or denies request within 20 days.

Step 4: STO/Taylor Nelson must receive corporate (corporations) contribution within 20 days of approval.


Q: Is there a deadline for submitting a Corporate Tax Credit?

A: While the deadline for submission for approval from the AZ Dept. of Revenue starts on July 1, 2018, the state will continue to approve corporate contributions until the cap is met.  For the  2018-19 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) the statewide cap is $89.1M. 

Because the cap is typically met quickly, PCDS works with the corporations months ahead of time to line up submissions for approval from the AZ Dept. of Revenue starting July 1, 2018 — it is a first come, first serve basis. 

Q: Is there a limit to how much my company can contribute?

A: There is no contribution limit per corporation! However, there is a minimum contribution of $5,000 for “C” and “S” Corporations.


On behalf of PCDS, faculty, staff, and students, THANK YOU for considering this 
no-cost opportunity to change the life of a PCDS student!

                                                                                  - Kristie Berg, Director of Financial Aid

School Tuition Organizations (STOs) offering these scholarships:


Questions?  Please contact Kristie Berg, Director of Financial Aid or Taylor Nelson, Assistant to Administration, Special Projects.