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 Georgia Tax Credit Program


 

The Georgia Private School Tax Credit law allows eligible private citizens and corporations to receive tax credits for donations to Student Scholarship Organizations (SSOs).  SSOs will provide student scholarships to parents of eligible children who plan to attend private schools.
 O.C.G.A.  § 20-2A-1 thru § 20-2A-7
 

Resources

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

How do I get a scholarship for my child?
 Contact a SSO directly.  All contact information is provided on the SSO List.

How do I make a donation to the SSO?
You must be pre-approved - Contact the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Where to I send my pre-approved donation?

Pre-approved donations are sent directly to the SSO – contact information for all SSOs can be found on the SSO list – Georgia Department of Education website.

Has the donation cap been reached for the current year? 
 Contact the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Is my private school eligible to receive a SSO scholarship?
 The SSO scholarships are provided to parents not to schools.  The SSO will determine if the school to which the parent chooses to send the child meets the criteria according to the law.

I lost my pre-approval form, where can I get a replacement?
 Contact the Georgia Department of Revenue​.

How many scholarships have been issued by the SSOs for this school year?
 This information is not provided to the Department of Education. 

How can my non-profit organization become a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO)?
Complete the Annual Notice of Participation- found on the Georgia Department of Education Tax Credit web page.  Submit the completed form to:


 Jeff Hodges
 Georgia Department of Education
 2053 Twin Towers East
 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
 Atlanta, GA 30334
  Fax: (770) 357-9632
Email: jhodges@doe.k12.ga.us

How can I change the mailing address or other contact information for my SSO?
 Contact the Department of Education – jhodges@doe.k12.ga.us​​​​

 

 Contact Information

 

Jeff Hodges
Tax Credit Program

Email: jhodges@doe.k12.ga.us

Phone: (404) 463-7891

Fax: (770) 357-9632