Georgia GOAL

Georgia GOAL

You are already paying income taxes to the state. Why not redirect some of those taxes to provide tuition assistance to financially eligible Marist students?
Since 2008, Marist School has partnered with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) created through the Georgia Education Expense Tax Credit Program. This program enables Georgia residents, corporations, trusts, LLCs, and partnerships the opportunity to designate a portion of their state tax liability to the school's financial aid program. There is virtually no cost to participate, but your support has a tremendous impact on Marist’s ability to provide financial aid to students and families in need.

Thank you to those who have participated in the GOAL program! Your support of Marist School through this program is essential to the overall financial health of our community each year.

All applications were submitted to the Department of Revenue (DOR) on January 4, 2021. Please be on the lookout for your approval confirmation. Once approved by the DOR, please submit your payment for the 2021 GOAL Program directly to Georgia GOAL within 60 days by choosing one of the following options:
 
1. Write a check payable to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, with Marist School in the memo line, and mail to:

                                                   Georgia GOAL 
                                       3740 Davinci Court, Suite 375
                                        Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
 
2. Pay with credit card by visiting the GOAL website.
 
Once your payment has been processed, GOAL will email you a tax receipt. Please contact Kathryn Hawkins or Ally Hinojosa if you have any questions about submitting your payment or the status of your 2021 application.

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  • How do I sign up?

    Georgia GOAL continues to accept applications for the 2021 GOAL program. Apply online or download the application form today!
  • How does it work?

    Participants submit their 2021 tax credit application to GOAL by December 31. GOAL will send all applications to the Department of Revenue (DOR) on the first business day of January 2021.
    The DOR will inform applicants of approval within 30 days after GOAL submits the application, indicating the amount for which they are approved and the deadline for making payment to GOAL directly. GOAL also receives notice of taxpayer's DOR approval, and GOAL will email the taxpayer detailed instructions regarding payment deadline and options. Once approved by the DOR, participants must make their payments to GOAL within 60 days. Participants can take a 100% Georgia income tax credit when filing their 2021 taxes in 2022.
  • Pass-through entities

    Individuals with ownership in S-Corps, LLCs or Partnerships (pass-through entities) may contribute up to $10,000 to GOAL for a tax credit, providing even greater support for Marist School. For more information, click here
     
    For those of you who are pass-through business owners, and able to contribute up to $10,000 to GOAL, please know that recent IRS regulations provide for a federal income tax deduction for your business, as well as preserving the 100% state income tax credit for you as the owner. This may provide you a federal income tax benefit of up to $3,500 on a $10,000 contribution! For more information, click here.

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Kathryn Hawkins

    Ms. Kathryn Hawkins 

    Director of Annual Giving
    (770) 936-2282
  • Photo of Allyson Hinojosa

    Mrs. Allyson Hinojosa 

    Annual Giving Coordinator
    (770) 936-3540
"Our family is proud to support the Georgia GOAL program. While the tax advantage is considerable, this program has a significant impact on Marist School. We especially like that GOAL is focused on students in need of tuition assistance."

- Nic and Kelsey Lancelotta, Parents of Mary Hall '24
 

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An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers