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 2018 Tax Filing Guidance 

We have proof positive that both H&R Block and TurboTax are viable e-filing options for taxpayers. Detailed instructions for claiming the credit using these software vendors is below:

How to Claim the QEE Tax Credit using H&R Block 

How to Claim the QEE Tax Credit using TurboTax 

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:

Blank Form IT-QEE-TP2

DOR Approved E-Filing Software Vendors

Sample of Electronically Filed GA Income Tax Return

If you need another copy of your IT-QEE-SSO1 Form, please email Allison Saxby at asaxby@goalscholarship.org.