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 Have Been Expanded, Effective in 2023!
- 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) - $25000
- C corporation, Trust, or Pass-Through electing to pay tax at the entity level (HB 149) - 75% of annual tax liability
- NEW Opportunity for 2023: Business that pays insurance premium tax - 75% of tax liability, but credit shall not exceed $1 million
How To Contribute and Take the Tax Credit
- Apply Now
Complete the 2023 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at www.goalscholarship.org (takes just 20 seconds!)
- GOAL Submits to DOR
GOAL submits your 2023 application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) on the first business day of January 2023.
- Approved to Contribute
By mid-January, GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline.
- Make Payment
Pay GOAL by check, credit card, or ACH within 60 days or DOR approval (by mid-March 2023).
- Take the Credit
GOAL will send you Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) in May 2023 for claiming the credit on your 2023 Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit on the income tax return for the year in which you make the payment).
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.
Kendra Sue Finch
Interim Director of Development
(706) 731-5260, ext. 2331
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