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.