Georgia Private School Tax Credit

Thank you for visiting the Georgia Private School Tax Credit information page at The Walker School. Below you will find information and resources to better explain the tax credit and your options for donating. Go to our Donation Forms page to start the process.

What is the private school tax credit?

This tax credit was passed into law in May, 2008. The Walker School is excited about the law as it has financial benefits both for you and the school. The state has set aside $50 million in available credits each year, distributed on a first come, first served basis.

How can this tax credit benefit both Walker and me?

Under the new law, you can redirect a portion of your Georgia income taxes to provide scholarship assistance to incoming Walker students that are currently enrolled in public school. You will receive a tax credit at the state level and a charitable contribution deduction on your federal income taxes for the amount donated. For married couples filing jointly, the maximum tax credit-eligible contribution is $2,500. For individuals, it is $1,000.

How does it work?

We have partnered with Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund, a state approved Student Scholarship Organization (SSO), to enable the Walker community to take advantage of this program. With a donation to the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund, a Georgia state income tax credit is available to you for the tax year the donation is made. Your donation also means you may be allowed a charitable contribution deduction on your federal tax return.

Tax Credit Amounts by Filing Status

For Individuals:

A single individual or head of household will receive a credit against their Georgia income tax liability in an amount equal to the actual amount expended or $1,000 per tax year, whichever is less.

You can e-file if you participate in the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program

Married Filing Jointly:

The amount of the tax credit is equal to the actual amount expended or $2,500 per tax year, whichever is less.

You can e-file if you participate in the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program.

For Corporate Donors:

State income tax credit limit up to 75% of the corporation's income tax liability or the actual amount donated, whichever is less.

An option to have the scholarship named in the corporation's name is also available.

Who qualifies for the scholarship?

A Georgia resident enrolled in secondary or primary public school or eligible to enroll in a qualified kindergarten program or pre-kindergarten program.

How to Donate?

You can find all the resources necessary to apply for this tax credit on our web site. Go to our Donation Forms section to begin the process.

For additional questions or assistance, please contact The Walker School or (404.419.7123) at Apogee.

To learn more about the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund, please visit www.apogeescholarships.org.

Apogee is proud to offer the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund.  For more information about Apogee360's services, please visit us on the web.

Questions? Contact Us

For additional questions or assistance, please contact The Walker School or John Panessa (404.419.7123) at Apogee. You can also email John directly at jpanessa@apogee360.com.

To learn more about the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund, please visit www.apogeescholarships.org.

Apogee is proud to offer the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund.  For more information about Apogee360's services, please visit us on the web.

Walker Scholarships

Parents or Guardians interested in applying for Walker scholarships should contact the school's Admission Office. In granting scholarships, Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund officials will work closely with existing private school financial aid offices and scholarship committees.