Giving

Georgia GOAL

Interested in redirecting your state income tax liability for a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, to support Hebron Christian Academy’s financial aid program? Please visit here for more information about our partnership with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program.

The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program is much more than a way to redirect your tax dollars. GOAL is a tax strategy that allows Georgia taxpayers to redirect a portion of their state income tax for a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, to provide financial aid for eligible students to attend Hebron Christian Academy.

How Does This Help Our School?

You are already paying income taxes to the state. Why not redirect some of those taxes to provide Georgia children with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (GOAL)? When you redirect your Georgia income taxes to GOAL, you can designate that the contribution be used to provide financial aid at Hebron Christian Academy. Our school is then able to:
  • Increase the amount of financial aid that can be offered to new students
  • Preserve more of our existing financial aid to assist families already enrolled
  • Increase school enrollment
  • Increase tuition income
  • Increase the funds available to improve educational and extracurricular offerings
  • Further our mission by reaching more families desiring Christian education

How Do I Participate

Click here to submit your GOAL Tax Credit Application online today.

OR download the form, then fax to GOAL at 1-877-478-4625, or email to goal@goalscholarship.org.

Please start the simple redirect process today. Contact Kevin Shaffer at kshaffer@hebronlions.org or 770-963-9250 if you have questions or need assistance.

How Much Can I Redirect?

  • Single individual or head of household - $1,000
  • Married couple filing joint return - $2,500
  • Married couple filing separate return- $1,250
  • C Corporation - 75% percent of Georgia income tax liability or
  • S Corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner up to $10,000. Click here for more information.

What Happens Next?

List of 4 items.

  • 1. GOAL Submits to DOR.

    On the first business day of January 2019, GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).
  • 2. Approved to Contribute.

    GOAL and DOR notify you of tax credit approval and amount in early January 2019.
  • 3. Make Payment.

    Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval (mid-March). The easiest way to make your payment is by credit card. If you wish to write a personal (not company) check made payable to Georgia GOAL, mail to the following address:

    Georgia Goal
    3740 Davinci Court
    Suite 375
    Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
  • 4. Take the Credit.

    In May, GOAL will send you a Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your 2018 Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit when you file your 2018 taxes January - April of 2019).

Does this take the place of the annual fund?

No. Georgia GOAL is not a financial gift. It is a tax strategy that provides a dollar-for-dollar tax credit to individuals or corporations who donate to scholarship funds earmarked for use by a specific private school.

Did You Know?

This valuable Georgia law is a rare and precious opportunity provided to us by our state legislators. The tax credit program has become so popular that all $58 million in available credits is consumed on the first business day of the year.
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