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Georgia Rural Hospital Expense Tax Credit

You may be able to support your local, rural hospital and obtain a tax CREDIT for the donation. Under the Georgia Rural Hospital Expense Tax Credit program for tax years 2017-2019, Georgia taxpayers can receive a state tax credit for 90% of the amount they contribute to qualified rural hospitals. The credit must be applied for and pre-approved by the Georgia Department of Revenue. Contributions through this program also qualify as charitable deductions on your Federal tax return.

The credits are limited as follows:

• Married filing jointly- 90% of the amount contributed or $10,000, whichever is less. To receive the full $10,000 tax credit, contribute $11,111.

• Individual filer - 90% of the amount contributed or $5,000, whichever is less. To receive the full $5,000 tax credit, contribute $5,556.

• C-corporation or trust- 90% of the amount contributed or 90% of your Georgia income tax liability, whichever is less.

This program is competitive and time-sensitive. Georgia caps total tax credits at $60 million per year. Credits are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, you can visit the Georgia HEART website at www.georgiaheart.org or contact Georgia HEART staff at heart@georgiaheart.org.



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