...for Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning.

Georgians have been given a rare opportunity – the ability to decide how to spend income tax dollars that they would otherwise pay to the government. Under a 2008 Georgia law, Georgia taxpayers can redirect a portion of taxes they already pay to the state to be used at Brandon Hall School for scholarships. Your GOAL contribution will allow you a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Georgia income tax return, and a charitable donation on your federal return, if you itemize deductions.

Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program

Submit your 2020 GOAL Tax Credit Application today at

In exchange for contributions to Georgia GOAL, our partner Student Scholarship Organization, taxpayers receive a 100% state income tax credit.

The Georgia legislature has nearly doubled the available credits, alleviating the ‘oversubscription’ problem of past years. In 2019, instead of being approved for only about half of the amount taxpayers wish to contribute, they will very likely be approved for an amount between 90% and 100%.

This is a proven opportunity that is a win-win-win for taxpayer donors, scholarship recipients, and our school community. By simply contributing to Georgia GOAL for a 100% Georgia income tax credit, you will help maximize this source of financial aid for deserving families desiring to receive a Brandon Hall School education.  

You have the opportunity to make this our school’s best year yet in raising GOAL funds!

Tax Credit Limits Based on Filing Status

  • Single individual or head of household – up to $1,000

  • Married couple filing a joint return – up to $2,500

  • Married couple filing separate returns – up to $1,250

  • S corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner – up to $10,000

  • C corporation or Trust – up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability

How to Contribute & Take the Tax Credit

  1. Apply (anytime from June 2019 – December 2019).

  2. GOAL Submits to DOR.

    • On the first business day of January 2020, GOAL submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).

  3. Approved to Contribute.

    • GOAL and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline in early January 2020.

  4. Make Payment.

    • Pay GOAL by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval (by mid-March 2020).

  5. Take the Credit.

    • In May, GOAL will send you a Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your 2020 Georgia income tax return (Note: you will take the credit when you file your 2020 taxes in 2021).

Please contact the Advancement Department at advancement@brando]with any questions. Thank you for your support of Brandon Hall School!

The taxpayer identification number for Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc. is 65-1280229.