Georgia HEART Tax Credit Keeps Your Dollars Local

What is the Georgia HEART rural hospital tax credit?

If you pay Georgia income taxes, you are eligible to receive a 100% state income tax credit on donations to our hospital through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program. The purpose of this program is to help improve the health care in our state with a rural hospital tax credit.

This is a great way to keep your tax dollars local, while allowing us to provide the best healthcare for our community. Support Appling Healthcare and help improve healthcare in our community by redirecting your tax dollars through the Georgia HEART program!

The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation that enables Georgia taxpayers receive a state income tax CREDIT for 100% of the amount they contribute to a qualified rural hospital organization (RHO) (up to the limits set forth below). Appling Healthcare qualifies for this exciting program.

How much can I contribute for the rural hospital tax credit?

  • Individual Filer – up to $5,000
  • Married Filing Separately – up to $5,000
  • Married Filing Jointly – up to $10,000
  • C Corporation, Trust, or Pass-Through Entity electing to pay tax at entity level – up to 75% of annual Georgia tax liability
  • Individual Owner of S-Corp, LLC, or Partnership (Pass-Through Entity) NOT paying tax at entity level – up to $10,000

After June 30 of each year, for so long as a portion of the $75 million annual cap on RHO tax credits is available, to offset their Georgia income tax liability, individual taxpayers may make unlimited contributions to RHOs for a corresponding 100% Georgia income tax credit.

Credits are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so act fast! All of the information and forms are on the Georgia HEART Hospital Program website.

How your donations make a difference 

Every single dollar we receive from the Georgia HEART program is invested into areas that most benefit our community.

Georgia HEART funds have been used to purchase state-of-the-art equipment in our radiology department and nuclear medicine department. In addition, we used HEART funds to upgrade to the new MEDITECH Expanse Electronic Health Record platform. Appling Healthcare is excited about making this investment ($165,035 from Georgia HEART) in the health of their community and providing a more user-friendly and intuitive experience to both patients and providers. You really can make a lasting impact through the Georgia HEART program!

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