About The Tuition Tax Credit Program – and GaSSO
In 2008, the Georgia General Assembly passed the original legislation creating the Georgia Qualified Education Expense (QEE) Tax Credit Program. Under this program, individuals and corporations can make tax-credit donations to authorized non-profit organizations which can then fund scholarships at private schools in Georgia, including schools recommended by the donors.
GaSSO – Georgia Student Scholarship Organization, Inc. – is a Georgia Department of Education authorized Student Scholarship Organization (SSO)..
The Georgia QEE Tax Credit Program allows individuals, married couples and businesses to claim dollar-for-dollar tax credits on their Georgia income tax for scholarship donations made through a qualified SSO, up to the following limits:
- For individuals who are single, up to $1,000;
- For individuals who are married, up to $1,250;
- For married couples filing jointly, up to $2,500;
- For C Corporations, up to 75 percent of their Georgia income tax liability;
- For members of limited liability corporations (LLCs), shareholders in Subchapter ‘S’ corporations, and partners in partnerships, up to $10,000.
The amount of tax credits that can be taken is limited to the donor’s tax liability or actual donation amount, whichever is less.
As an SSO authorized by the Georgia Department of Education, GaSSO manages donations and approvals, then disburses tuition scholarships to designated private schools.
Cindy Neyer – Director of Operations, responsible for financials, including scholarships, processing donations and managing general inquiries.
Please send all of your scholarship requests and general inquiries to her at Cindy@GeorgiaSSO.us
GaSSO is based in Cumming, Ga., and works with private schools throughout Georgia. It is governed by an independent Board of Directors.
- Bob Jasion, Director.
- Mark Langston, Director.