Georgia Tax Credit (Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc.)
Through the school's partnership with Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, you can REDIRECT, at no cost, Georgia income tax dollars to The Waldorf School of Atlanta. Since beginning the program in 2010, over $500,000 has been raised for WSA tuition assistance through this valuable program.
It's now even easier when you apply electronically
The state of Georgia has placed an annual cap on the total amount of tax credits that may be awarded through this program. This year, a bill successfully passed to increase the cap to $100 million of tax credits, which will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. There has been a dramatic jump in Georgia taxpayers taking advantage of this program as it has gained momentum. If you are interested in participating, we urge you to make your commitment early in the calendar year.
What is the Georgia Tax Credit (Georgia GOAL)?
Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc. is a state registered SSO (Student Scholarship Organization) as well as a 501c3 non-profit organization whose primary functions are to facilitate the process of distributing tax credits in exchange for contributions and to disburse those funds for private school tuition scholarships.
How does it work?
To participate in this program, you must pre-pay your taxes (or a portion of your taxes) through a contribution to Georgia GOAL. Individual filers can contribute up to $1,000, joint filers up to $2,500, and owners of S-corps and LLC's can contribute up to $10,000. When you make a contribution to Georgia GOAL, you will receive a dollar-for-dollar GA tax credit which comes to you in the mail as a voucher for the amount of your contribution. This opportunity is open to anyone that has GA tax liability (i.e. grandparents, family, friends, etc).
Tax Credit Amounts by Filing Status
Individual Maximum of $1,000
Married Filing Jointly Maximum of $2,500
Married Filing Separately Maximum of $1,250
Owners of S-corps and LLC's Maximum of $10,000
C-Corporation Up to 75% of GA tax liability
Who qualifies to receive the scholarship?
Parents or guardians interested in applying for WSA tuition assistance should contact the school. The state of Georgia has defined parameters as to who is eligible to receive tuition assistance through this program:
How do I redirect my GA income taxes?
- Children eligible to enroll in a GA qualified (public) school Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade.
- Students who are currently enrolled at GA public school. Apogee policy requires that a student must have attended at least 30 days of public school in order to be considered eligible.
- Home School students, KIPP School students, Charter School students
Simply click here
to apply electronically. Georgia GOAL will take care of the rest.
E-filing is available for this tax credit.
For additional filing instructions, please visit https://www.goalscholarship.org
or contact Georgia GOAL at 770-828-4625.