Beginning in 2017, you will have the opportunity to make a charitable contribution to our hospital and receive a Georgia income tax credit, and, if you itemize, a federal charitable income tax deduction. The Georgia General Assembly made this opportunity available through its passage of SB 258, the Georgia Rural Hospital Expense Tax Credit program.

If you pay Georgia income taxes, you are eligible to receive a tax credit for contributing to our hospital as follows:
Individual Filer - 70% of the amount contributed or $2,500 per tax year, whichever is less
Married Filing Jointly - 70% of the amount contributed or $5,000, whichever is less
C-Corporation or Trust - 70% of the amount contributed or 75% of your Georgia income tax liability, whichever is less (Note: if you are seeking the maximum available tax credit, the amount you contribute will be need to be more than the maximum limits of $2,500, etc.)

If you already donate to our hospital, the rural hospital organization expense credit is a great way to "give your donation a booster shot!" Your increased contribution will help our hospital improve its finances so that we may better serve the patients within our community.

Our hospital is excited to be partnering with the Georgia HEART Hospital Program, the staff of which has many years' experience marketing and processing contributions under the existing Georgia Education Expense Tax Credit program.

To sign up to get pre-approved for a tax credit for contributing to our hospital, please complete and submit your 2017 HEART Tax Credit Form in the Donate Section at http://www.georgiaheart.org/georgia-heart-tax-credit-form or mail a completed copy of the form to Georgia HEART at 3740 Davinci Court, Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092.

Georgia HEART will take care of the rest, submitting your tax credit pre-approval form on your behalf to the DOR in January 2017, and notifying you of your payment deadline within 60 days of receiving DOR approval. When your donation has been deposited into our hospital account, Georgia HEART will send you a confirmation of your contribution as well as a tax receipt and filing instructions for taking the credit on your 2017 tax return.

For information about the rural hospital organization expense tax credit, please visit the Georgia HEART website at www.georgiaheart.org or contact Georgia HEART staff at heart@georgiaheart.org.

Thank you for your support!

Tammy Mims, CEO



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