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GOAL Tax Credit

The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program is the result of the Education Expense Credit law, passed by Georgia’s elected officials in 2008. This program allows individuals and corporations to receive a dollar-for-dollar Georgia income tax credit for redirecting a portion of their state income tax payments to GOAL. The GOAL Program is a remarkable and important opportunity provided to Georgians by our elected officials.

GOAL uses these redirected funds to provide private school scholarships to qualified students transferring from a Georgia public school. Taxpayers can designate which school receives their redirected tax payments for scholarships, and as a GOAL partner, GWA is able to directly benefit from your redirected funds.

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 funds available to the school to be used for tuition assistance for deserving families desiring a George Walton Academy education.

Georgia GOAL Scholarship ProgramSubmit your GOAL Tax Credit Application today!

In exchange for contributions to Georgia GOAL, our partner Student Scholarship Organization, taxpayers receive a 100% state income tax credit!

Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status

Single Filer$2,500

Married Separate Filer - $2,500

Married Joint Filer$5,000

Pass-Through Owner (not making HB 149 election) - $25,000

C-Corp, Trust, or Pass-Through electing to pay tax at the entry level (HB 149)  75% of annual tax liability

Business that pays insurance premium tax - 75% of annual tax liability, but credit shall not exceed $1 million


How to Contribute & Take the Tax Credit


1) Apply Now

Complete the GOAL Tax Credit Application today at (takes just 20 seconds!)

2) GOAL Submits to DOR

GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).

3) Approved to Contribute

GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline.

4) Make Payment

Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval.

5) 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 Jenni Cole at with any questions.

Thank you for your support of George Walton Academy!

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