Roberts Academy at Mercer University

GOAL Scholarship Program

You can help change the lives of students through the Georgia Education Tax Credit opportunity.

By redirecting a portion of your state tax dollars through a contribution to Georgia GOAL, you are earmarking those tax dollars toward needs-based educational scholarships for students to attend Roberts Academy.

Georgia GOAL Program

In 2008, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 1133. This law allows you, a Georgia taxpayer, to redirect a portion of your Georgia income tax liability to provide scholarship assistance to incoming Roberts Academy students!

The GOAL program is an important opportunity provided to Georgians by our elected officials. In exchange for contributions to Georgia GOAL, 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 the Roberts Academy community. By simply contributing to Georgia GOAL for a 100% Georgia income tax credit – in other words, by contributing with dollars you must spend anyway – you will help maximize financial aid for deserving families desiring to receive an education from the Roberts Academy.

Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status

  • Single Individual or Head of Household: Up to $2,500

  • Married Couple filing a Joint Return: Up to $5,000

  • Married Couple filing Separate Returns: Up to $2,500

  • Pass-Through Entities: Up to $25,000

  • S corporation, LLC, or Partnership that elects to pay tax at the entity level: Up to 75% of Georgia income tax liability

  • C corporation or Trust: Up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability

Steps to contribute and claim the tax credit

  1. Apply Now

  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, 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-SS01 (tax receipt) in May 2024 to claim 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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