Private Schools Benefit From Georgia Tax Provision

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - A two-year-old tax provision that allows
Georgians to make donations to private schools in exchange for tax
credits is putting millions of dollars into scholarship programs.
Westminster Schools, Woodward, Pace, Paideia and other schools
say the program adds hundreds of thousands of dollars to their
financial aid programs.
The program provides a dollar-for-dollar tax credit to people or
corporations who donate to scholarship funds earmarked for use by a
specific school. The school then uses the money to offer tuition
aid to a public school student seeking to transfer.
The credit is a maximum $1,000 per individual and $2,500 per
Donations are capped at $50 million annually, and in 2009
totaled about $25 million. Officials expect that figure will rise
to between $35 to $40 million this year.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by ANYONE Location: ANYWHERE on Oct 18, 2010 at 08:32 AM
    Why is this credit only available for donations to private schools? Why is the credit not available for people wanting to donate to public schools as well? Maybe the politicians making these laws don't send their children to public schools.
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