GOAL Scholarship Program
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 a Westminster education.
Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status
- Single individual or head of household - up to $1,000
- Married couple filing a joint return - up to $2,500
- Married couple filing separate returns - up to $1,250
- S corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner - up to $10,000
- NEW Opportunity for 2022: S corporation, LLC, or partnership that elects to pay tax at the entity level - up to 75% of Georgia income tax liability
- C corporation or Trust - up to 75% or annual Georgia income tax liability
How To Contribute and Take the Tax Credit
- Apply Now
Complete the 2021 OR 2022 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at www.goalscholarship.org (takes just 20 seconds!)
- GOAL Submits to DOR
GOAL submits your 2021 application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) immediately, and your 2022 application on the first business day of January 2022.
- Approved to Contribute
GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline.
- Make Payment
Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days or DOR approval.
- Take the Credit
GOAL will send you Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) 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 Wes Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you for your support of Westminster Schools of Augusta.
Your GOAL Contribution Matters
Mitchell Westmoreland is one of 104 Westminster students who have collectively received more than $1.7 million in scholarship funds through GOAL since 2008 when Georgia passed legislation to create the tax-credit education expense program.
The move from public to private education has been quite remarkable for Mitchell Westmoreland at Westminster Schools of Augusta. For the first time in his life, Westmoreland, a 5th-grade student, said he has developed strong relationships with his teachers. Socially, his mother, Sara Westmoreland, said her son has blossomed, creating positive friendships with his classmates, even as a new student.
Director of Development
(706) 731-5260, ext. 2261
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