Mon., January 28, 2013 6:03pm (EST)

Private School Tax Credit Challenged
By Rickey Bevington
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
 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.
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.