Tuition Tax Credit Goes to Georgia Supreme Court

Posted January 26, 2017 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes     1 comments

Ty Tagami of the AJC reports that the a long-simmering lawsuit against the state’s tax credit scholarship program got a hearing in the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday. Under current law citizens may claim tax credit, not tax deduction, for contributions made to private school scholarship funds. There is a $1,000 limitation for individuals and $2,500 for a married couple with an overall limitation of $58 million meaning that folks literally stand in line to get their contributions into the scholarship accounts. This year the $58 Million limit was reached five minutes after the window for contributions opened. It is very attractive because it is a tax credit—it comes directly off the taxes owed, and there are no state strings attached to the money. The scholarship tax credit is a bitter pill to swallow for public school advocates and each year in the legislature there is a bill to increase the $58 Million cap. The lawsuit argues for a violation of church and state when the scholarship money goes to faith based schools.

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From: j fontana, 03/04/17 05:18 AM

This is a nefarious means of stealing money from public schools. This type of back door money grab can only further unhinge our public schools!