Submit your 2024 GOAL Tax Credit Application today!
The GOAL Program is a remarkable and important opportunity provided to Georgians by our elected officials.
In exchange for contributions to Georgia GOAL, our partner Student Scholarship Organization, taxpayers receive a 100% state income tax credit!
This is a proven opportunity that is a win-win-win for taxpayer donors, scholarship recipients, and our school community. By simply contributing to Georgia GOAL for a 100% Georgia income tax credit – in other words, by contributing with dollars you must spend anyway – you will help maximize financial aid for deserving families desiring to receive an Augusta Christian Schools education.
Georgia GOAL supports:
1. The fundamental right of parents to choose the best K-12 education for their children.
2. The essential Georgia law that empowers taxpaying citizens to be part of the solution to improving education in our state at no cost.
3. The vital program component, whereby individual compassion is indispensable to addressing the need for excellent K-12 educational opportunities for all students.
How to Contribute & Take the Tax Credit
- Apply Now
Complete the 2024 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at (takes just 20 seconds!).
- GOAL Submits to Department of Revenue
GOAL submits your 2024 application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) on the first business day of January 2024.
- Approved to Contribute
By mid-January 2024, GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline.
- Make Payment
Pay GOAL by check, credit card, or ACH within 60 days of DOR approval (by mid-March 2024).
- Take the Credit
GOAL will send you Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) in May 2024 for claiming the credit on your Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit on the income tax return for the year in which you make the payment).
Please contact Mary Hopkins at ma*********@au**************.org with any questions.
Thank you for your support of Augusta Christian Schools.
Please watch these brief video messages that describe the business deduction opportunity for pass-through entities contributing to Georgia GOAL for a tax credit. IRS proposed regulations provide that a payment made by a pass-through business to a charity (such as Georgia GOAL for Augusta Christian Schools) may qualify for an ordinary and necessary business expense deduction, even where the owners receive a state income tax credit for the payment. Click here for examples of federal tax benefit, which is $3,500 for a $10,000 contribution under certain circumstances.
Businesses can deduct payments relevant to their trade or business that are made with the reasonable expectation of financial return commensurate with the amount of the payment. The business expense deduction reduces the taxable net income of the pass-through business owner at the federal level, resulting in federal tax savings.