2020-21 Tax Credit

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting hardships that schools are experiencing, this year the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is providing educational content at no cost to schools.

The TSO Public School Tax Credit Program exists to remove financial barriers between underresourced schools and access to TSO’s arts education and musical experiences. This year, with educational content distributed at no cost to schools, TSO has suspended the Public School Tax Credit Program.

Schools, however, are still in need and accepting tax credit funds. If you would like to make a tax credit contribution, please contact the school or district directly. Some district information pages are linked below. Do not mail any tax credit checks to TSO.

School District Tax Credit Websites:

Amphitheater School District

Baboquivari Unified School District

Catalina Foothills School District

Continental Elementary School District

Douglas Unified School District

Flowing Wells Unified School District

Nogales Unified School District

Sahuarita Unified School District

Sunnyside Unified School District

Tanque Verde Unified School District

Tucson Unified School District


If you would still like to support the Tucson Symphony Orchestra during this challenging time, you can make an online donation here. This is not a tax credit contribution.


The TSO & Tax Credit

Tax credit is a dollar for dollar reduction on the taxes you owe the state of Arizona.

Tax credit dollars raised through the TSO tax credit initiative go directly to public schools choosing to participate in TSO education programs, to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate and to supplement funding from Title I schools and those in underserved areas.

Tax credit is NOT a donation to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. 


Public School Tax Credit Information:

How Much Can I Contribute?

The maximum amount you can contribute to the Public School Tax Credit is:
$400 – married, filing jointly
$200 – married, filing separately
$200 – single/unmarried head of household
You may give to more than one school, as long as the total does not exceed the maximum allowed.

Contributing to the Public School Tax Credit program is separate from and does not affect maximum contributions to the Working Poor or Private School Tuition Tax Credit programs.

For more information, contact education@tucsonsymphony.org or 520.620.9167.