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GA Fostering Success Act

Amazing News for GA Taxpayers!

You can now direct your Georgia tax dollars to support Connections Homes youth!*

Your Taxes, Your Choice!

Would you rather your taxes go to the state of Georgia or provide youth aging out of foster care with tangible support, a sense of belonging and lifelong connection?

It’s Easy to Apply:

  • 1. Apply: Taxpayers electronically submit their intentions to the state of Georgia regarding tax credits for the 2023 tax year.
    • When prompted, select Connections Homes as the Qualified Foster Child Support Organization (QFCSO).
    • Detailed instructions here.
    • Within 30 days, those tax credit applications are approved or denied by the state on a first come first served basis.
  • 2. Donate: Once notified of approval, taxpayers have 60 days to make their donations directly to Connections Homes, Inc.
    • To make your gift by check, please allow ample time for mailing and include the Fostering Success Act donation form.
      • Please note that we have moved! Our current mailing address is 2555 Northwinds Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009.
    • To give online, use the secure giving form for Georgia.
    • Please be sure to provide us with your email address so that we can securely process your Donation Credit Letter of Confirmation as required by the state.
  • 3. Receive Confirmation for your 2024 Tax Records:
    • After you receive approval from the state and you make your gift to Connections Homes, please keep your eyes peeled for an email from “Victoria Garcia via Docusign.”
    • Update the secure form with your information (name of taxpayer or entity, address, taxpayer identification number, date of contribution, amount of contribution, pre-approved amount of credit).
    • Once you complete the form, our staff will verify its accuracy, sign it, and return the signed form to you for your tax records.
    • In 2024, when taxpayers submit their tax records for 2023, qualifying gifts to Connections Homes will count as tax payments.*
    • Please note that tax credits only count against the tax liability of the taxpayer. No refunds will be issued by the state based on gifts approved for any tax credit.
  • Every dollar that Connections Homes receives thanks to tax credit 151 will help prevent poverty and homelessness for vulnerable youth aging out of the foster care system, saving taxpayers $40,000 per youth per year.

Tax Credit Limits*:

  • Single individual or a head of household: Up to $2,500
  • Married couple filing a joint return: Up to $5,000
  • LLC, S Corporation or Partnership: Up to $5,000
  • Corporations / Others: Up to 10 percent of tax liability

How Do I Apply?

According to the Department of Revenue, taxpayers must log into the Georgia Tax Center and electronically submit Form IT-QFCD-TP1 per these detailed instructions.

I Made My Pre-Approved Gift. What’s Next?

  • Per state requirements, in order for your tax credit to be processed, the Donation Credit Letter of Approval (Georgia Form IT-GFCD-FUND1) must be completed.
  • After you receive approval from the state and you make your gift to Connections Homes, please keep your eyes peeled for an email from “Victoria Garcia via Docusign.”
  • Update the secure form with your information (name of taxpayer or entity, address, taxpayer identification number, date of contribution, amount of contribution, pre-approved amount of credit).
  • Once you complete the form, our staff will verify its accuracy, sign it, and return the signed form to you for your tax records. You should retain the FUND1 form so you can make it available to the Commissioner upon request.
  • To receive the tax credit, you must complete and submit Georgia Form IT-QFCD-TP2 along with your tax return. You can access the most up-to-date version of that form on this QFCDC webpage hosted by the Georgia Department of Revenue.

*Please refer to Georgia House Bill 424. For specific advice about the effect of any planning concept on your tax or financial situation or with your estate, please consult a qualified professional advisor.

Questions?
Contact info@connectionshomes.org