The TSO & Tax Credit

Note: All Arizona schools are currently closed through the end of the school year. If you are still planning to make a tax credit contribution, please contact the school directly to see if they are able to receive tax credit online. 

Questions about a contribution you already made? Please contact

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. 


The tax credit season is now closed. Check back in September 2020.

*TUSD schools will NOT accept checks written from trust accounts.

ONLINE contribution to TUSD schools: follow this link and type “TSO Education Programs” in the memo line.


TSO 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. This is not a donation to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

How Do I Contribute?

CHOOSE a school that has applied for TSO Tax Credit assistance.
MAKE your check payable TO THE SCHOOL you’ve chosen.
WRITE “TSO Education Programs” on the memo line.
MAIL your check to the school.

For more information, contact or 520.620.9167.