The Georgia Department of Revenue (“DOR”) is requiring taxpayers to file their Georgia income tax returns electronically in order to claim many state income tax credits, including the Qualified Education Expense (“QEE”) tax credit. This means that you may not claim the credit by filing your Georgia Form 500 on paper.
Georgia GOAL 2022 Tax Filing Guidance
Note the following, per DOR regulation: A taxpayer claiming the qualified education expense credit, unless indicated otherwise by the Commissioner, must submit Form IT-QEE-TP2 with the taxpayer's Georgia tax return when the qualified education expense credit is claimed. A software program's Form IT-QEE-TP2 that is electronically filed with the Georgia income tax return in the manner specified by the Department satisfies this requirement.
Additional Information for Reference:
2022 Tips for Claiming the QEE Credit using TurboTax
2022 Tips for Claiming the QEE Credit using H&R Block
DOR List of Approved Software Vendors (Click on a Vendor name to determine whether they support Georgia Tax Credits.)
Sample 2022 Georgia Income Tax Return
If you need another copy of your IT-QEE-SSO1 Form, please email GOAL at firstname.lastname@example.org.