Georgia Student Scholarship Organization (GaSSO)

The GaSSO Scholarship Program allows us to help more Students with Special Needs

Elected Georgia officials created this program to allow tax payers the opportunity to receive a 100% state income tax credit for contributions made to GaSSO, our partner Student Scholarship Organization. This proven process is a win-win-win for taxpayer donors, scholarship recipients, and our school community. By simply contributing to GaSSO for a 100% Georgia income tax credit, you help maximize this source of financial aid for deserving families desiring an education at CWA. Watch this video to learn more!

How to Contribute & Take Tax Credit

Apply

Complete the GaSSO Tax Credit Application today at https://go.georgiasso.com/pledges/new (takes just 20 seconds!).

GaSSO SUBMITS TO DOR

Annually, On the first business day of January, GaSSO submits your application to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR).

APPROVED TO CONTRIBUTE

GaSSO and DOR notify you of approved tax credit amount and payment deadline within 30 days of DOR submission.

Make Payment

Pay GaSSO by check or credit card within 60 days of DOR approval (by mid-March).

Take the credit

In May, GaSSO will send you a Form IT-QEE-SSO1 (tax receipt) for claiming the credit on your Georgia income tax return.

(Note: You will take the credit when you file for the current year's taxes in the following year.)

Tax Credit Limits

  • Single individual or head of household - up to $2,500
  • Married couple filing a joint return – up to $5,000
  • Married couple filing separate returns – up to $2,500
  • S Corporation, LLC, or partnership that elects to pay tax at the entity level – up to $25,000 or 75% of Georgia income tax liability
  • C-Corporation or Trust – up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability

Donor Testimonies

“It was as quick and easy as shopping on Amazon!”
“It was easy, I don’t know why I ever procrastinated about it!”
“What a great program!”

MANY THANKS TO OUR GaSSO cORPORATE PARTNERS