Starting NOW, you may Pre-Apply for the 2017 Apogee Scholarship Fund. Click here and pre-apply prior to December 15, 2016 as the cap is anticipated to be met by January 1, 2017.
Thank you for your interest in the Georgia Private School Tax Credit. Please find below the information and resources to better explain the tax credit and your options for donating. You can go to the donation page to begin the process. Tax credits go quickly so please Act Now!
The Qualified Education Expense Credit program (a.k.a. Private School Tax Credit / SSO Tax Credit, etc) was passed into law in 2008 through a piece of legislation named HB 1133. In 2011, an expansion bill called HB 325 was passed into law. In 2013, a new bill called HB 283, which redefined the tax credit cap and added a $10k max for pass-through taxpayers, was passed.
Although several changes are apparent from one bill to the next, the bills as a whole are centered around providing tax credits to GA tax payers who wish to support educational opportunities to families seeking educational alternatives to the free Public School option.
The Georgia Legislature originally set aside approximately $58 million in tax credits annually to provide these options. Georgia tax payers can make a private donation to a State registered SSO and receive a dollar-for-dollar GA tax credit, as well a Federal charitable contribution deduction. The law also allows for tax credit donors to express their wish of which school should receive the opportunity to access the tax credit contribution monies for tuition scholarships through their chosen SSO.
These are some of the highlights of the current law:
Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements as defined in HB 283 and by The Atlanta Academy:
For additional questions or assistance, please contact Angela Naples (678.461.6102) at The Atlanta Academy or John Panessa (404.419.7123) at Apogee.
To learn more about the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund, please visit www.apogeescholarships.org.
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