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Tax Credit


Thanks to the Fostering Success Tax Credit, also known as the Qualified Foster Child Donation Credit, your tax dollars can now bring new hope for older youth in foster care.

As a taxpayer of the state of Georgia, you can redirect your taxes to The Methodist Home to help youth transitioning out of the foster care system. When you participate, you receive a 100% tax credit to your state income tax bill for your donation.

There is an annual cap of $20 million for this tax credit program. This means that you must apply to use a part of the allocation before making a donation.

January to July, the preapproval amounts are limited based on tax filing status and after August, if any credits remain unassigned, you may apply for an additional amount based on your tax liability.

When you participate, you receive a 100% tax credit to your state income tax bill for your donation. Click here for additional information.

Applying is Easy!

1. Apply Online

  • Preapproval is required BEFORE you make your donation.
  • The State estimates 30 days to review requests and send preapproval notices by mail (you may also log into your GA Tax Center account to monitor your preapproval status).
  • To allow for the 30 day processing, we recommend requesting preapproval no later than November 15. We must receive your donation in the tax calendar year (on or before 12/31) in order for you to claim the tax credit.
  • Please include a note or check memo indicating ‘GA Tax Credit’.

Log in or create an account at the Georgia Tax Center website.

  • For detailed instructions, download the Qualified Foster Child Donations Credit Preapproval Instructions.
  • Select The Methodist Home of the South GA Conference, Inc. as the Qualified Foster Child Support Organization (QFCSO) and complete the application.
  • Once notified of GA DOR approval, the State requires that you make your donation directly to The Methodist Home within 60 days (the 60-day requirement will not extend beyond December 31 of the tax year).

2. Mail Donation

  • Checks made payable to The Methodist Home can be mailed to 304 Pierce Ave. Macon, GA 31204. We must receive your donation on or before December 31 of the calendar year for you to claim the preapproved credit on your taxes.

3. Confirmation

  • The Methodist Home will mail you an acknowledgement letter and a Qualified Foster Child Donation Credit Letter of Confirmation form (Georgia Form IT-QFCD-FUND1) once your donation has been processed.


Contact The Methodist Home for any additional questions, (478) 751 -2800.