Giving

Tax Credit Program

THE 2019 GEORGIA TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
IS OPEN FOR THIS YEAR. 
 
WHAT IS THE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP?
To improve educational opportunity, Georgia provides $100 million in tax credits to individuals, trusts, and corporations who want to provide financial aid to students entering private schools. Taxpayers can redirect their tax to Holy Innocents’ and receive a 100% credit against their Georgia tax. Holy Innocents’ can then provide financial aid to students who demonstrate need. The scholarships are currently limited to $9,468 per year and funds are escrowed against the future needs of each scholarship recipient.
 
HOW DO THE TAX CREDITS BENEFIT HOLY INNOCENTS’?
Your redirected tax dollars are an integral component of the Holy Innocents’ budget. Your taxes fund HIES financial aid and allow us to admit talented kids who could not attend without aid. We have invigorated the student body using tax credit scholarships. These funds relieve our financial aid budget and free money to meet the needs of current families and our teachers.
 
Your redirected tax dollars also reduce the financial aid demand on the budget. This makes more money available for academics, arts, and athletics while we still get to welcome great new students and families who increase the vitality of our school.
 
HOW DOES THIS PROGRAM BENEFIT ME?
You have the satisfaction of providing an opportunity to a talented child who wants to be a Golden Bear. You control where your tax money is spent by directing your tax to your child’s school. You provide opportunity and enrich the environment surrounding your child.
 
HOW DOES THIS PROGRAM WORK?
First Come First Served! The $100 million dollar 2019 budget may be claimed in early January 2019. All private schools compete for this money. Please help Holy Innocents’ claim a share by applying today. The $100 million is an increase from $58 million in past years.
 
WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?
Holy Innocents' uses the Apogee Student Scholarship organization for processing our application. The sooner the better as pre-applies are being accepted now for the 2019 tax year.
 
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Over 320 people from the HIES community applied for the 2018 tax credit scholarship, our highest participation yet. Apply online at www.Apogee123.org

Please contact us with questions. FAQs are addressed at www.Apogee123.org.


Neal Smith
Parent Volunteer
404-869-6124
Mary Chris Williams
HIES Development
404-303-2150, ext. 107
Cadie Lee Eure
Apogee Scholarship Fund
404-419-7127
 
PLEASE SUPPORT THE ANNUAL FUND!
The Tax Credit program funds only financial aid. Our operating budget depends on the Annual Fund.

THANK YOU!
Thanks to the support of 322 families, HIES was able to provide 54 students with financial aid this past school year.
 
APPLY NOW! PAY LATER 
You should apply before year-end to participate in 2019. Please apply online at www.Apogee123.org.
Payment will be due in March 2019, and your tax credit will apply to your 2019 taxes.
 
TAX ADVANTAGES
For every tax dollar, you redirect to Holy Innocents’ you get a 100% reduction of your Georgia tax. You either pay the state or HIES!
 
For people subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), you get a charitable deduction that reduces your federal tax. You may reduce your total tax and help Holy Innocents’.
 
CONTRIBUTION LIMITS
Last year's approved amounts were prorated to 55% of the requested amount. This is NOT expected to happen again this year with the $100 million that can be applied for us. Limits for applications, however, will not change.

$2,500 married filing jointly
$1,000 filing individually
$10,000 LLCs, Partnerships & S-Corps
75% of tax for C-Corps & Trusts

805 Mount Vernon Highway, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404) 255-4026

About HIES

Holy Innocents’ is the largest Episcopal parish day school in the United States, a fully accredited, college-preparatory day school for 3-year-olds through 12th-grade boys and girls.