A single individual contributing to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program is eligible to receive a credit against his or her Georgia income tax liability in an amount equal to the amount contributed, or $1,000, whichever is less. A federal charitable income tax deduction is also available for those individual taxpayers who itemize deductions on their federal return.
For an individual taxpayer filing a married filing separate return, the credit is limited to the amount contributed, or $1,250, whichever is less.
A married couple contributing to GOAL is eligible to receive a credit against their Georgia income tax liability in an amount equal to the amount contributed, or $2,500, whichever is less.
Members of limited liability companies, shareholders of "S" Corporations, and partners in partnerships are allowed a Georgia income tax credit for up to $10,000 of the amount contributed, so long as they would have paid Georgia income tax in that amount on their share of taxable income. Read more.
Any contribution made to GOAL may be designated by the donor for use in providing scholarships to students who desire to attend one or more of our participating schools, a list of which is provided in the Participating Schools section of our website. Once such a designated contribution is made, GOAL will obligate the contribution, less an administration fee agreed to by the participating school, for use in providing scholarships at the school.
For information about how to make a contribution to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, please refer to the How to Contribute section of our website.