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Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program



A private school education can be very expensivem especially when it's a special needs school.  The specialized material and methods, highly trained staff and small class size impact the bottom line - the tuition.

Parents of Special Needs students consider a private school as a necessity, not a luxury.


It's rare that you have the opportunity to give without having to donate any of your money.  The Georgia Educational Tax Credit makes this possible!  It costs you nothing but is a significant benefit to children with learning differences.

The Georgia Educational Tax Credit Scholarship program allows you to tell the state how you want some of your tax dollars spent.  These are dollars that you already have to pay in the form of Georgia state income taxes. 


That's what many people assume, but the State has given each of us the ability to "re-direct" a portion of the money we have to pay anyway, into a scholarship program. The amounts you can contribute are:

  • up to $2,500, if you file "single"
  • up to $5,000, if you are "Married, Filing Jointly"
  • up to 75% of your Georgia tax liability, if you have a C-Corporation
  • up to $25,000 with pass-through income, if you are members of LLC's, shareholders of S-Corps, partners in partnerships and any non C-corps business

For every dollar you contribute, you get a dollar back on your taxes.

The only catch is that there is only $100 million set aside for this program state-wide.  Once that ceiling is reached, the opportunity for this year is over. The cap is often reached on January 1st.


To participate in the paperless process, please visit the Apogee website at and follow the prompts to submit forms online.  Once you receive your pre-approval, you will have 60 days to make your payment.

After you have made your contribution, the state of Georgia will mail you a document validating your tax credit for whatever amount you contributed.  When you file your taxes for that year (whether the end of year or quarterly), you will receive an off-setting credit for the amount on your State Tax Return.


  • Paying taxes is NOT optional.
  • This plan is optional.
  • If you choose not to participate, your money automatically goes to the State Treasury as income tax.
  • If you do choose to participate, your money goes to a scholarship fund that will directly benefit children with learning differences.
  • If you file quarterly, you can get your money back quickly.
  • Don't miss the opportunity.  When the $100 million cap is reached, it's over.
  • It costs you nothing and gives you the joy of making a difference!


Send your money to the State or move your money into this scholarship fund to help children with learning disabilities get the services that they need.  Once you have the pre-approval from the State, you're a part of the pre-approved $100 million.

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