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10 Reasons Why People Should Use the Tuition Tax Credit
 


And how you can get the message out!

10. You are using your tax dollars wisely

It does sound a little too good to be true—you can give money to help students attend private schools without really paying a dime? Yes, you can!
 
9.      You do not need an advanced degree to do it
 
It’s actually really simple! Just look at your last year’s tax return to find out how much you owed, give that amount to a tuition scholarship organization, then you’ll get it all back in your refund.
 
8.      You only have to give a moment of your time to complete the process
 
It only takes a few minutes to donate online and fill out the additional one- page tax form.
 
7.       You still have time to get your contribution made
 
Maybe you haven’t heard that the contribution deadline has been changed from December 31 to April 15, making a total of 15 ½ months to contribute in a tax year! But don’t wait too long—needy students already enrolled in private schools are depending on timely contributions to scholarship organizations in order to stay in school.
 
6.      You are making a big impact in the life of a child
 
Many students are at a private school because of the sacrifices their parents have made. But sometimes that isn’t enough; sometimes outside help is needed to keep kids in a private school. What a difference it makes for a child to be enrolled in a quality private school that meets their specific needs and is not a “cookie cutter” institution.
 
5.      You have the ability to aid the neediest student
 
Maybe you don’t personally know a student at a private school who needs help. That’s no excuse! Fill out the form and put “a needy student” in the appropriate spot. TOPS for Kids has a scholarship committee that will make sure the money gets to a worthy student.
 
4.      You can give a specific amount of your tax dollars to aid a student
 
Perhaps you aren’t aware of how much you can donate. If you are single, you can donate the first $1053 that you owe in state tax. Couples can donate up to $2,106!
 
3.      You can give to multiple tax credits
 
You can give to multiple tax credits (public school, working poor and private school) and still get the credit, as long as it does not exceed their tax liability.
 
2.     You help the state financially
 
Actually, you help save the state millions of dollars because less is spent on educating a child in a private school.
 
1.    Your donation can be an aid to others
 
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