Under a Georgia state law established in 2008, you are now encouraged to redirect a portion of your state income tax to provide need-based tuition assistance to eligible FPD students.
Here’s what that means to you.
- You can choose how a portion of your Georgia state income tax dollars will be used.
- You can help children who aspire for a Christ centered college preparatory education, but whose families are unable to afford the entire tuition.
- You can do this at no net cost to you.
The Georgia Private School Tax Credit Law encourages Georgia taxpayers to direct a portion their state income tax payments to provide need-based tuition assistance to students who are currently enrolled in a Georgia public school, who demonstrate a financial need and who desire a FPD education.
FPD has partnered with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program to help facilitate the provisions of the law and offer students with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (GOAL). GOAL is a state approved 501c3 tax exempt organization, established specifically for facilitating this law.
In a nutshell, the law has a few basic provisions.
- You choose to direct a portion of your state income tax liability to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, designated for FPD. This is accomplished through a tax deductible gift that you make to GOAL, and an offsetting state income tax
- credit, creating a net zero outlay to you.
- GOAL releases those funds to FPD, as they are requested and approved, for the purpose of providing need-based tuition assistance to eligible FPD students.
Consider taking full advantage of this unique and powerful opportunity to equip Georgia children to change the world for God’s glory.
FPD’s Goal Coordinator is Chris Childers.
How you can participate.
By Mail: Complete the GOAL Scholarship Contribution Form.
- Enter your and your spouse’s name, address and contact information.
- Enter the amount of state income tax that you wish to redirect to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, designated for FPD. The legal limits are listed on the form.
- Check the box that describes your tax filing status
Mail the form and check to:
First Presbyterian Day School, Inc.
5671 Calvin Drive
Macon, Georgia 31210
Attn: Chris Childers
That’s it! The FPD-GOAL team will receive your packet and handle the rest on your behalf. In early January, FPD will send you information about the details on how to claim your state income tax credit on your 2017 Georgia state income tax return.