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GA Fostering Success Act

Apply today before funds run out!

Some exciting news for GA Taxpayers is you can now direct your Georgia tax dollars to support Families 4 Families children. You now have the choice to have your state tax dollars go directly to our foster care agency.  Families 4 Families is a Child Placement Agency (CPA) that recruits, trains, and licenses foster families as a resource to DFCS for when children come into foster care. Below are some easy steps on how to apply!

How 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 Families 4 Families 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 Families 4 Families. 

3. Receive Confirmation for your 2024 Tax Records:

  • After you receive approval from the state and you make your gift to Families 4 Families, please be on the look out 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-approval 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 Families 4 Families 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. 

  • The credit allows taxpayers and corporations to directly support Families 4 Families in our effort to recruit and support homes for Georgia's most vulnerable children. 

Tax Credit Limits*:

  • Single individual or 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 Families 4 Families, please be on the lookout 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. 

*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 Tammy Williams, Director of Finance & HR, at

tammy@families4families.cc or 770.462.3405

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