Jewish Tuition Organization

Taking the Credit for Pardes is Easy and Impactful. Remember, It Doesn’t Cost You Anything!

The Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credits Program allows Arizona residents to redirect a portion of their Arizona tax obligation in support of the financial aid program of their favorite independent school – Pardes Jewish Day School. Participants then receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their Arizona income taxes. The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is the Student Tuition Organization specifically for Jewish day schools.

It’s just three easy steps to make your tax credit contribution to the JTO:

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Complete the form and select “Pardes Jewish Day School Fund” from the School Fund menu under Other Recommendations. For the 2019 tax year the maximum tax credit contribution to the JTO is $2269 if you file jointly and $1135 if you file individually. 

Step 3:  File the receipt with your State taxes. Claim your tax credit on Arizona Form 323 and Arizona Form 348

It’s a win-win, and it doesn’t cost you anything!

You can take the tax credit for Pardes until you file your taxes, not later than April 15, 2020.

Questions? Contact Patti Evans, Chief Financial Officer, at 480-991-9141 x107 or

NOTICE: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor 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. Consult your tax advisor for specific tax advice.