December 11, 2016 4:59 PM
Georgia House of Representatives member Jeff Jones, a Republican from Brunswick, has prefiled House Bill 13 to grant tax credits to some of Georgia’s teachers. The credit would be directly related to expenses teachers incur to supply and stock their classrooms.
The bill, which defines “eligible expenses” as “a necessary and ordinary expense incurred by an eligible educator in connection with books, supplies, equipment, software, services, or other materials used in a classroom or instructional setting in a qualified school,” was filed in late November.
The credit is outlined as 50% of up to $500.00 of eligible expenses each tax year. Credits cannot carry over into the next tax year.
Full-time teachers at K-12 public schools, private schools, Early Child Education employees, and, surprisingly, homeschooling parents, would all be eligible for the credit.
Jones, who is President of Express Lubes of SE GA, LLC, placed a sunset on the tax credit for December 31, 2021, though the sun rarely sets on a tax credit in Georgia without first passing multiple extensions.
You can read the bill in its entirety here.