Georgia Tax Credit

The Georgia Education Expense Credit Program is a win-win-win for taxpayer participants, scholarship recipients, and The Howard School community. Children attending independent schools, like The Howard School, benefit from your participation.

Redirected Georgia income taxes are used to support students with needs-based financial aid arriving from public schools for our teaching expertise.

In exchange for contributions to Georgia GOAL, our partner Student Scholarship Organization, you receive a 100%—or 1:1—state income tax credits! This program costs you nothing.

By simply participating in Georgia GOAL, you will help maximize this source of financial aid for deserving families needing to receive a Howard School education for their child.

Thank you for making this our school's best year yet in raising GOAL funds!

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 separate returns - 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

How to Contribute & Take the Tax Credit

  1. Apply Now (anytime through December 20, 2019)
    Complete the 2020 GOAL Tax Credit Application today by clicking here (takes just 2 minutes for first-time applicants!).
  2. GOAL Submits to DOR
    On the first business day of January 2020, GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).
  3. Approved to Contribute
    GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline in early January 2020.
  4. Make Payment
    Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval (by mid-March 2020).
  5. Take the Credit
    In May, GOAL will send you a Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your 2020 Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit when you file your 2020 taxes in 2021).

Questions? For further information, please contact:

Nancy Davis, Director of Advancement
404-377-7436, ext. 229

Thank you for your support of The Howard School!