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Private School Tax Credit Challenged

Updated: 1 year ago.
A 2008 law allows Georgians to take a tax credit after making a charitable donation to certain private schools and student scholarship organization but Monday the Southern Education Foundation filed a complaint about the tax credit to the Georgia Department of Revenue.

The issue of Georgia taxpayers’ dollars supporting private schools is at the center of a new debate.

A 2008 law allows Georgians to take a tax credit after making a charitable donation to certain private schools and student scholarship organization but Monday the Southern Education Foundation filed a complaint about the tax credit to the Georgia Department of Revenue.

It claims to have examples of schools telling parents they can make a donation to directly benefit their child. That’s something the foundation says is illegal.

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