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August 10, 2016

Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship Program 2016

How Can I Participate Right Now?

 

melitta and nilo

“It’s even easier this year!” -volunteer Melitta Brandt

 

Fund a scholarship for a GVP girl through your Georgia state tax dollars. The Georgia Private School Tax Credit (aka. Apogee) is a diversion program which lets you allocate your state taxes to the private school of your choice. This means that businesses and individuals like you can decide what to do with tax money that you would already be paying when you file your taxes: it’s a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. 

 

The state sets aside $58 million dollars in taxes to divert into this program, and we are hoping to claim $75,000 of this money in scholarships for GVP students, through commitments from supporters like you. Last year, this $58 million dollar cap was completely met on January 1, the official opening date of the program, so we are asking you to pre-register as soon as possible, if you’d like to participate!

 

 

How do I sign up?

Online

1. Click here to sign up online. (It’s very easy!)

2. Enter your name and contact information, and select our school in the drop-down box.

3. Hit “Submit,” and you’re good to go.

Paper-Based

1. Click here to select, print and complete the individual filing or corporate filing form.

2. Submit the forms to Apogee via fax or mail.

Fax: (404) 419-7101

Mail: Apogee Scholarship Fund 3330 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30339

You will receive a copy of your completed forms from Apogee via email, for your records. Apogee will contact you regarding payment in early 2016.

 

 

How much can I allocate?

We also gladly accept less than the maximum or splits, if you support another school!

  • Individuals: up to $1,000

  • Couples filing jointly: up to $2,500

  • Married couples filing separately: up to $1,250

  • S-Corp/LLC/Partnerships – shareholders of an S-Corp, member of a LLC or partner in a Partnership: $10,000

  • C-Corporations and trusts that pay Georgia taxes: 75% of their GA tax liability

 

Did you participate last year?

It is extremely easy to re-apply. Sign up via the online form with your email address and/or Donor ID number, and it will auto-populate your contact information.

 

Need help?

Contact Rachel Miller or Erin Halstead for help, and we can walk you through the process:

Rachel – rmiller@globalvillageproject.org

Erin – ehalstead@globalvillageproject.org

Or call our office and ask for one of us: 404-371-0107