2016 Information will be posted as soon as it is available. The 2014 information is available below for reference only as the 2015 cap was met on January 1, 2015. Plan ahead!
Please contact me if you're interested in participating in this program.
Carlton Gainous, GOAL Administrator & Elementary Principal
The Race is on for 2014 GOAL Tax Credits!
You can make an incredible difference
Become part of an influential group of Georgia taxpayers that understands the incredible value of Georgia’s education tax credit program. With growing numbers and increasing urgency each year, Georgians are claiming the available education tax credits to make a difference in our community. This year, all of the 2013 tax credits were claimed by early May!
We hope that you will “get in line” early for your 2014 tax credit in order to continue to ensure that our school community may benefit from this program.
The $58 Million Education Tax Credits for 2014 will go fast
Nearly $1 million of tax credit applications are already pending for 2014. The reality is that the entire amount will likely be gone before next summer. Your willingness to make your contribution early is essential for your tax dollars to make a difference for the school and community you believe in.
We are good stewards of your tax dollars
Last year, Westwood parents, grandparents, faculty, friends, and alumni contributed over $105,000
to GOAL . Thanks to this generous support, we were able to offer GOAL Scholarships to 63 deserving families. Westwood School is working hard to provide a premier education and make it affordable for many years to come, but we need your help.
The simplest ways to contribute are:
To apply online go to:
To mail your application in (all forms available in the Westwood office or on GOAL website):
- Sign page 2 of the Georgia Form IT-QEE-TP1.
- Complete and sign the GOAL Tax Credit Form. We will complete your Form IT-QEE-TP1 from the information on the Tax Credit Form.
- Return all forms to either:
Paige Johnson or GA GOAL Scholarship Program
Westwood School Five Concourse Parkway, Ste. 200
PO Box 528 Atlanta, GA 30328
Camilla, GA 31730
Georgia Education Expense Tax Credit
Through the Georgia Education Expense Tax Credit, the state has created an incredible opportunity for taxpayers to redirect a portion of their state income tax liability to improve pre-k through 12th grade educational opportunities in Georgia. Individual and corporate taxpayers are eligible to receive a Georgia income tax credit (not a mere tax deduction) for contributions made to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. The amounts contributed are used to provide scholarships to students to enroll in accredited private schools.
Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program
GOAL is a qualified Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) that places the highest priority on operating in an effective, efficient, and ethical manner.
- EFFECTIVE: GOAL is Georgia’s leading student scholarship organization, providing scholarships to close to 6,000 Georgia students. To date, with the help of its 121 participating schools, GOAL has raised $54 million from over 23,000 individual and 250 corporation contributions
- EFFICIENT: Under Georgia law, GOAL is required to obligate at least 90% of its annual revenues for the provision of scholarships. Instead, GOAL has obligated a total of 94% of its revenues for scholarships since its inception in 2008.
- ETHICAL: GOAL is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, operating in a transparent and accountable manner, with an independent Board of Directors of eleven members
Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status
- Single individual or head of household – $1,000
- Married couple filing a joint return – $2,500
- Married couple filing a separate return – $1,250
- C corporation or Trust – 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability
- S corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner – pro-rata ownership share of the pass-through entity’s contribution, not to exceed limitations on individuals and married couples
Information on Receiving the State Income Tax Credit
- There is a cap of $58 million of available education expense tax credits for 2014
- To contribute for a tax credit:
- Taxpayer completes and signs Form IT-QEE-TP1, available in the Westwood office or on GOAL website
- Taxpayer sends Form and contribution check (or credit card info) to GOAL
- GOAL sends taxpayer’s paperwork to Georgia Department of Revenue for approval
- GOAL processes contribution once approval is received and sends taxpayer required paperwork to claim the credit
Contributions to GOAL are also deductible for federal income tax purposes
For more information, see www.goalscholarship.org or contact
Lisa Kelly, President, at 770-828-4031 or firstname.lastname@example.org