Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program

The Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program allows Georgia residents and C-Corporations to redirect a portion of their Georgia tax liability to a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) in support of the financial aid program at a private school of their choice.  Participants receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their state income taxes and a charitable deduction on their federal return.

Would you like more information about GOAL or do you have questions? Please join us for one of the following information sessions addressing GA GOAL.
  • Wednesday, November 8 at 8:30 a.m. via zoom
  • Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 a.m. in Leithead Boardroom
  • Friday, December 1 at 7:30 a.m. in Leithead Boardroom.

Private School Tax Credit FAQ

List of 3 items.

  • Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program

    In exchange for contributions to Georgia GOAL, our partner Student Scholarship Organization, taxpayers receive a 100 percent state income tax credit!
    The Georgia legislature has nearly doubled the available credits, alleviating the ‘oversubscription’ problem of past years. 

    This is a proven opportunity that is a win-win-win for taxpayer donors, scholarship recipients, and our school community. By simply contributing to Georgia GOAL for a 100 percent Georgia income tax credit, you will help maximize this source of financial aid for deserving families desiring to receive a Walker education.
    You have the opportunity to make this our school’s best year yet in raising GOAL funds! 
  • Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status

    Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status have been expanded, effective in 2023!
    Tax Filing Status
    Previous Limit
    New Limit
    Single Filer
    Married Separate Filer
    Married Joint Filer
    Pass-Through Owner (not making HB 149 election)
    C Corp, Trust, or Pass-Through electing to pay tax at the entity level (HB 149)
    75% of annual tax liability
    New for 2023: Business that pays insurance premium tax
    75% of annual tax liability, but credit shall not exceed $1 million
  • How to Contribute & Take the Tax Credit

    1)      Apply Now
    Complete the 2024 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at (takes just 20 seconds!).
    2)      GOAL Submits to DOR
    GOAL submits your 2024 application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) on the first business day of January 2024.
    3)      Approved to Contribute
    By mid-January 2024, GOAL and DOR notify you of the approved tax credit amount and payment deadline.
    4)      Make Payment
    Pay GOAL by check, credit card, or ACH within 60 days of DOR approval (by mid-March 2024).
    5)      Take the Credit
    GOAL will send you Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) in May 2024 for claiming the credit on your Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit on the income tax return for the year in which you make the payment).
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    700 Cobb Parkway North
    Marietta, GA 30062
  • Primary School

    830 Damar Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
The Walker School is a private, co-ed day school offering opportunities in academics, arts, and athletics for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students in Metro Atlanta.