Redirect your Georgia tax dollars to Atlanta Girls’ School
AGS has raised nearly $200,000 through this program in past years which is needed to help us reach our Annual Fund goals.
The Georgia Tax Credit Program allows Atlanta Girls’ School to benefit from the more than $58 million in tax credits that the State of Georgia sets aside for private schools. While the monies are designated as scholarship support for students transferring from public to private schools, participation in this program benefits everyone at AGS and is an important source of funds for the school.
Why should I participate?
In addition to the many ways that the program benefits AGS and its students, participating individuals and couples receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit and, in many cases, a federal income tax deduction. Corporations that participate also receive tax benefits.
How much of my state tax liability may I designate?
- Individuals: Up to $1,000
- Married Couples: Joint filing up to $2,500, separate filing up to $1,250 per individual
- C-Corporations: Up to 75% of Georgia tax liability
- Taxable Trusts: Up to 75% of state income tax liability
- “Pass-Through” Entities (S-Corporations/LLC/Partnership): Individuals receiving pass-through income can contribute up to $10,000 per member/partner
How do I sign up?
Participation in this program is quick and simple! Follow these three steps:
1. Get Pre-Approved:
Click here to complete the pre-approval process by December 15, 2016.
If you have participated in previous years, click here to use the simplified Repeat Donor Process. Be sure to list Atlanta Girls’ School as the donor recipient school. Our partner organization, Apogee, will notify you when you have been approved by the state.
2. Submit your payment.
Within 60 days from the date of approval, you may submit your payment to Apogee by check or credit.
3. Claim your Credit!
Once the school receives your donation, an acknowledgement form will be sent to you. Include the acknowledgement form and donor approval form when you file your income tax return in 2015 to receive your credit.