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Georgia GOAL Tax Credit

The GOAL Program is a remarkable and brilliant opportunity provided to Georgians by our elected officials.

The GOAL fundamentals include:

  • The fundamental right of parents to choose the best K-12 education for their children
  • The essential Georgia law that empowers taxpaying citizens to be part of the solution to improving education in our state – at no cost
  • 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

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  • 1. Apply Now

    Complete the 2025 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at (takes just 20 seconds!).
  • 2. GOAL Submits to DOR.

    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 within 30 days of DOR submission.
  • 4. Make Payment.

    Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval.
  • 5. Take the Credit.

    GOAL will send you Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your 2025 Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit when you file your 2025 taxes).

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    Kristin Ludwig 

    Director of Development

Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status

  • Single individual or head of household – up to $2,500
  • Married couple filing a joint return – up to $5,000
  • Married couple filing separate returns – up to $2,500
  • Pass-Through Owner not making HB 149 election – up to $25,000
  • C corporation, Trust or Pass-Through Owner electing to pay tax at the entity level (HB 149) – up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability
"We are fortunate to work in a state that provides a tax credit that supports independent school enrollment.  I find it rewarding that my GOAL contribution helps to create financial access to Augusta Prep for deserving students," Augusta Prep Director of College Counseling Jonathan Stroud said. "Furthermore, I can participate at no real personal cost. I am simply converting my state tax dollars into a gift that aids our financial aid program."

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, you will help maximize this source of financial aid for deserving families desiring to receive an Augusta Prep education.
Augusta Preparatory Day School is an independent, college preparatory school serving children ages 2 through Grade 12 from the greater Augusta-Aiken area. Augusta Prep seeks to enroll a group of diverse students. We follow an open admission policy, whereby qualified candidates are admitted without regard to religion, race, nationality, economic background, or ethnic origin.