The Student Scholarship Organization for Greek Americans, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization based in Atlanta, GA. The SSO for GA was formed for the express purpose of providing Greek American families tuition assistance at Georgia's non-public Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.
In 2008 the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 1133 which set aside $50 million for the Georgia Private School Tax Credit program. This program allows individuals and corporations to provide scholarship opportunities for new students at a private school. The state requires that student scholarship organizations (SSOs) administer the tax credit program. The SSO for GA facilitates tax credit contributions from Georgia taxpayers and distributes those funds to qualified applicants in the form of scholarships.
Each calendar year, and providing that there is room available under the $50 million annual cap on tax credits established by H.B. 1133, a married couple filing a joint return can re-direct up to $2,500 of their state income tax payments to the SSO. The maximum for an individual is $1,000. Corporations can receive a tax credit for amounts contributed to the SSO for up to 75% of their Georgia income tax liability or the actual amount donated, whichever is less. In 2013, the law was changed to allow owners and partners of pass-through entities to contribute up to 6% of their pass-through income or $10,000 whichever is less.
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Student Scholarship Organization for Greek Americans
5885 Glenridge Drive
Atlanta, GA 30328