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Click the orange button to the left to submit your request for the 2023 Georgia Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit before the deadline of December 31, 2022.

Make Your Tax Dollars Count!

The State of Georgia will give you a dollar-for-dollar Qualified Education Expense (QEE)  Tax Credit when you donate to Pay it Forward Scholarships. Tax credits are available on a first come, first served basis. Pay it Forward Scholarships submits your request and you receive approval before you ever donate! 

In 2015-2018, the $58 million in QEE Tax Credits were completely reserved on the first day of each year, and donors received pro-rated approvals. This tax credit is VERY popular with Georgia taxpayers!

In 2019, Georgia increased the QEE Tax Credit cap from $58 million to $100 million dollars per year. In 2019 - 2022 we were expecting the tax credits to be completely reserved on the first business day of January, and donors to be approved for a pro-rated amount of the amount requested. However, Pay it Forward Scholarships submitted all of our tax credit requests each of these years and our donors were approved for 100% of the tax credit amount requested, and tax credits remained available on a first come, first served basis until all $100 million was reserved. As of April 27, 2022 there were no additional 2022 QEE Tax Credits remaining. The 2022 cap has been met.

Due to the cap being met so early in 2022, we are once again estimating that the 2023 GA QEE Tax Credits will be completely reserved on the first business day of January, and that donors may be approved at a pro-rated amount, likely in the range of 80-90% of the amount requested.

Here are the maximum QEE Tax Credit amounts Georgia taxpayers can reserve:

  • $1,000 Single Individuals
  • $2,500 Married Couples, Filing Joint
  • $10,000 per Small Business Owner, S-Corps, Partnerships, & LLCs
  • C-Corps 75% of total state tax liability

Select the school where you would like to fund scholarships, and the funds will be equally divided among all approved, eligible students who have a current and complete application with Pay it Forward Scholarships. When you donate, you will receive a dollar-for-dollar Georgia QEE tax credit and a federal charitable deduction.



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