Private schools can obtain tax money - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Private schools can obtain tax money

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • 17-year-old charged in shooting

    17-year-old charged in shooting

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:00:11 GMT
    Source: WTOCSource: WTOC
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
  • Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:00:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.
    Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday.More >>
    Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday.More >>
  • Albany fire investigating house fire as arson

    Albany fire investigating house fire as arson

    Albany fire investigating house fire as arson

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:21:32 GMT
    604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – You can re-direct some of your income taxes to help students go to private school. 

A program called 'Georgia Goal' provides scholarships to schools such as Deerfield Windsor. Last year, the school collected $261,000 in scholarship money through the program.

A joint-filing couple can redirect up to $2,500in Georgia income taxes. You can even designate which private school you want to get the money. It will help students who might otherwise not be able to afford private school.

"I think this will allow us alone at Deerfield to help between 15 and 20 students come here next year who wouldn't otherwise be able to," said Deerfield Windsor Headmaster Dave Davies.

You must receive Department of Revenue approval to participate in the program.

  • Click HERE to find out more about Georgia Goal.



    ©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback