The Georgia Education Tax Credit

Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program

Submit your 2017 GOAL Tax Credit Form online today by visiting GoalScholarship.org. The process takes just 20 seconds to complete.

Galloway partners with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program (GOAL), Georgia’s leading state-approved student scholarship organization, to administer this valuable opportunity provided to us by our state legislators. Georgia taxpayers can invest in our school community and help support Galloway's need-based financial aid program by simply contributing to GOAL for a 100% Georgia income tax credit.

The tax credit program has become so popular that all $58 million in available credits are consumed on the first business day of the year. Take action today and be a part of this phenomenon!

How to Contribute and Take the Tax Credit

  1. Apply Now (anytime from August 2016 – December 31, 2016)
    Complete the 2017 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at https://www.goalscholarship.org/for_donors/tax_contribution_type.asp.
  2. GOAL Submits to DOR.
    On the first business day of January 2017, GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).
  3. Approved to Contribute.
    GOAL and DOR notify you of tax credit approval and amount in early January 2017.
  4. Make Payment.
    Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval (mid-March 2017).
  5. Take the Credit.
    In May, GOAL will send you a Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your 2017 Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit when you file your 2017 taxes in April of 2018).

Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status

  • Single individual or head of household - up to $1,000
  • Married couple filing a joint return - up to $2,500
  • Married couple filing a separate return - up to $1,250
  • S corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner - up to $10,000
  • C corporation or Trust – up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability

Program Overview

Under the Education Expense Tax Credit law, Georgia taxpayers can redirect a portion of their income tax liability to provide financial aid assistance to deserving incoming Galloway School students. By participating, you will receive a tax credit on your state income taxes and a charitable deduction on your federal incomes taxes – if you itemize – for the amount of your contribution. Students who qualify for financial aid scholarships through this tax credit program must be currently enrolled in a Georgia public school or must be eligible to enroll in a qualified pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade program.

Contact Information

For additional questions or assistance, please contact Linda Levy, Director of Development at llevy@gallowayschool.org or 404.252.8389, extension 101 or Lisa Kelly, President, Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program at lmkelly@goalscholarship.org or 770-828-4031.

Parents or Guardians interested in applying for financial assistance through the GOAL Scholarship Program should contact The Galloway School’s Business Office.

Thank you for your support of The Galloway School!

Tax Credit Form

GOAL Paperless Process – for all Applicants

Additional Information

Tax Credit FAQs
Qualified Education Expense Credit Rules
Pass-Through Information
Tax Filing Guidance

Resources

Georgia Department of Revenue
Georgia Department of Education
Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program

Contacts

Linda Levy
Director of Development
The Galloway School
llevy@gallowayschool.org
404.252.8389 x101

Lisa Kelly
President
Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc.
lmkelly@goalscholarship.org
770.828.4031

Georgia Goal Scholarship

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