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.

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  • How do I sign up?

    Registration for the 2021 Georgia GOAL program is already in full-swing. 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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    Ms. Kathryn Hawkins 

    Director of Annual Giving
    (770) 936-2282
"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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3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers