What is Georgia GOAL?
An opportunity to redirect your Georgia tax dollars to Fellowship Christian School for the purpose of providing financial aid assistance to FCS students.
Fellowship currently has 27 students on GOAL Scholarship! By applying today you can tell the State of Georgia to use your tax dollars to provide other children the opportunity to attend FCS.
The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program has become so popular that the demand for credits has exceeded the maximum amount permitted by law. Therefore, the tax credits are prorated based on the number of applications received. You can help provide the scholarship dollars by applying for your tax credit today. Whatever amount you are approved for (due to proration) and pay, FCS will receive 100% of your re-directed tax dollars and you will receive 100% Georgia income tax credit. It’s a win-win for you and Fellowship!
Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program – Submit your 2021 GOAL Tax Credit Application today!
The GOAL Program is a remarkable and brilliant opportunity provided to Georgians by our elected officials. The GOAL fundamentals include:
· The fundamental right of parents to choose the best K-12 education for their children
· The essential Georgia law that empowers taxpaying citizens to be part of the solution to improving education in our state – at no cost
· The vital program component, whereby individual compassion is indispensable to addressing the need for excellent K-12 educational opportunities for all students
In exchange for contributions to Georgia GOAL, our partner Student Scholarship Organization, taxpayers receive a 100% state income tax credit!
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% Georgia income tax credit, you will help maximize this source of financial aid for deserving families desiring to receive a Fellowship Christian School education.
Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status
· Single individual or head of household – up to $1,000
· Married couple filing a joint return – up to $2,500
· Married couple filing separate returns – up to $1,250
· S corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner – up to $10,000
· C corporation or Trust – up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability
How to Contribute & Take the Tax Credit
1) Apply Now. Complete the 2021 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at www.goalscholarship.org (takes just 20 seconds!).
2) GOAL Submits to DOR.
GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).
3) Approved to Contribute.
GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline within 30 days of DOR submission.
4) Make Payment.
Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval.
5) Take the Credit.
GOAL will send you Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your 2021 Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit when you file your 2021 taxes in 2022).
If you have any questions, please contact Director of Development, Joel Schuster.
Let’s go for the GOAL! Thank you for participating!
In 2008, The State of Georgia created the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. The mission of the program is to provide greater opportunities for access to learning for all Georgia children. By selecting to participate, taxpayers are provided the opportunity to redirect and pre-pay a portion of their state taxes to benefit students at the independent school of their choice.
Due to the generosity of over 100 Fellowship families and friends, 26 students received a biblically grounded, academically challenging education at FCS last year. The primary recipients were elementary aged students like, Jack and Anna (pictured above) whose dad Ryan states:
“Georgia GOAL, in partnership with FCS, has created opportunities for my family we never thought were possible. Today, my family is blessed beyond measure to be fully invested at the school, and it is bearing rich, godly fruit in the lives of our children. We know that every day, they are sincerely loved and taught with excellence. Moreover, we also know it is the intentional redirection of tax dollars by Fellowship families that makes this opportunity a reality for my family.
My hope and prayer is that Fellowship families understand that what may seem like an impersonal tax matter is actually deeply personal and treasured by others they walk by in the halls each day.
I think it is easy for the GOAL program to be misinterpreted as a fundraiser, but it really doesn’t operate that way. I like to think of GOAL as a no-loss opportunity for families to enrich and preserve our school community. A little extra effort and deliberate planning do indeed go a long way in blessing many families. From all of us, thank you!”
Our mission at Fellowship Christian School is to provide a Covenant Christian education to as many families as possible. Thank you to those supporters who have made this a reality for our scholarship recipients.