We just received this email from APOGEE!!
Please take a moment to thank your representatives as well as those listed below. More details on the scholarship can be found here.
“We have VERY exciting news to share! Assuming Governor Deal signs the bill (which we fully expect), the Tax credit cap will be increased from $58 million to $100 million for the next 10 years starting in 2019. After the 10 year mark, the cap would be reduced back to $58 million.
There will be an assessment of the program and its effectiveness in saving the state money and providing opportunities to families at the 5 year mark. With the expectation that the results will be in our favor, we could possibly expect an even more favorable result legislatively at that point.
The bill also includes some moderate fee reductions for SSO’s and improves the SSO reporting process.
We would like to take a moment to thank Representative John Carson. Without Rep Carson, the tax credit cap expansion bill would never have come to fruition. Rep Carson expended a great deal of time, energy, and political capital to get this bill across the finish line in a format that was favorable to all of us in the program. There will thousands of additional children who will directly benefit from the work done to accomplish this monumental task.
If you would like to personally thank Rep. Carson for his tremendous work on the expansion of the tax credit program, he can be reached at
Another key player in the expansion of the program was Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, who supported the larger cap increase to take place immediately rather than the proposed escalator. Casey Cagle’s role in the Senate was vital to the success of the bill.
We are extremely excited for the long overdue expansion to the program and for the tremendous impact this expansion will have on providing educational opportunities for Georgia families.
We are thankful for your response to our legislative alert. It is always refreshing to see our legislative body react favorably to the support of a bill we have all been working towards for such a long time.”
HB801 was filed yesterday by Representative Scott Hilton. This legislation would:
- give flexibility in how scholarship funds are spent,
- change the scholarship calculation from the October to the March FTE count,
- make special needs preschool count towards the one year,
- give an exemption from the one year for children adopted from foster care,
- ensure that if you participate in the scholarship, you never have to meet the one year requirement again!
Check it out at this link http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislati…/…/display/20172018/HB/801.
Do you want a Georgia TAX CREDIT? PLUS a Federal charitable contribution donation? AND a tuition discount of 40% of your approved donation?
The 2018 Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship Season is open!
Last year we received almost $7,000 to award in scholarships. . . we would LOVE to double that amount this year!
You can make a donation to a State registered SSO, which we receive, and then you get a dollar-for-dollar Georgia tax credit, Continue reading “Georgia Tax CREDIT!!”