Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program

    The Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program plays a critical role in our ability to enroll bright, motivated, and curious students regardless of their family’s ability to pay the School’s full tuition. This program is now supporting the education of 84 current Westminster students, and its success is due entirely to the generosity of our community actively participating in the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program (GOAL).

    Westminster will continue its partnership with GOAL as we prepare for the 2017 Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program. GOAL, the state’s leading Student Scholarship Organization (SSO), works with 131 independent schools throughout Georgia to provide greater opportunities for access to learning. GOAL has awarded scholarships to more than 9,000 deserving students since the program’s inception in 2008. To learn more about GOAL, please visit www.goalscholarship.org.

    In 2016, the $58 million state cap on tax credits was exceeded in one day – on January 1, 2016. Because of the popularity of the program, applications for a 2017 tax credit must be submitted by December 15, 2016. To submit your application for this program, please visit www.goalscholarship.org. If you have any questions while considering your participation, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Kelly, GOAL’s President, at 770-828-4031 or lmkelly@goalscholarship.org or Anne Murphy, Westminster’s Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services, at 404-609-6123 or annemurphy@westminster.net.

    As in years past, owners of pass-through entities (LLCs, S-Corps, or Partnerships) may redirect up to a maximum of $10,000 for individual filers. Information about maximum redirections based on your tax filing method can be found on GOAL’s website in frequently asked questions. Please note that the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program provides an opportunity for participants to redirect tax liability already owed to the State of Georgia to a restricted priority (financial aid) at a favorite independent school. Participation in the program, therefore, is not related to participation in the annual Westminster Fund.
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    Please visit the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc. website for more information and answers to other frequently asked questions.
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    Anne Murphy
    Director of Annual Giving & Advancement Services