Georgia Tax Credit Program for Private Schools: A Reference List

In 2008, I wrote a blog entry entitled “Georgia Tax Credit Program for Private Schools Deserves Attention from Muslims and Other Religious Minorities.” I interviewed Ziad Minkara, the founder of a student of scholarship organization, in May 2009.

It’s time to update this with information which has surfaced since then and changes to the program. This blog entry contains the sources I’ve been able to find.

Georgia Tax Credit Program at Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Department of Revenue. Rules of Department of Revenue. Income Tax Division. Chapter 560-7-8-.47 Qualified Education Expense Credit.

HB 283 (Sections 33B – 34) , latest amendment to Qualified Education Expense Credit program, imposing new requirements on student scholarship organizations

HB 325, passed in 2011

In 2013, the maximum amount a Student Scholarship Organization could give a parent for a child’s tuition at a private school was set at $9,046, which is the average state and local expenditures per student.

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