Georgia Department of Revenue Offers
For Education Tax Credits
The information below is provided by the Georgia Department of Revenue. If you have any questions regarding the electronic submission of TP1 forms (Qualified Education Expense Credit applications), please contact the Tax Credits & Incentives Unit at 404-417-6025.
The online option is available through the Georgia Tax Center (GTC) website. All taxpayers desiring to apply online should go to the GTC website to log into their account.
Taxpayers should not disclose their GTC login and password information to Student Scholarship Organizations (SSOs) by any means. This compromises the confidentiality of taxpayerinformation.
The mail-in option will still be available to submit Form IT-QEE-TP1 for pre-approval. Please mail applications to the address listed on Page 2 of the Form IT-QEE-TP1. This includes USPS, Fed-Ex, and UPS. We will use the postmark date stamped on the envelope of each application form as our receipt date.
Online Option: Taxpayer must be registered with GTC and have online access to account
Getting online access
If you are a registered Georgia taxpayer with the Department of Revenue, you will need to sign up for online access. For instructions on how to do so, please view the following instructional video:
If you are not a registered Georgia taxpayer with the Department of Revenue, you will need to register as a new taxpayer in Georgia. For instructions on how to do so, please view the following instructional video: http://gataxinfo.org/Training%20Videos/BusinessVideos/Register%20New%20Taxpayer.htm
The following information is needed for individual taxpayers to sign up for online access in GTC:
- Your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
- A valid e-mail address
- The Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) of the most current return filed for the past two tax years (e.g., 2010 for 2012)
About Approval Letters and Expiration Dates
Pre-approval letters will be mailed directly to the taxpayer and the SSO. Taxpayers should make sure that the correct address is on file before applying for the credit. Additionally, letters can now be viewed and printed by the taxpayer via GTC.
Help and Troubleshooting
Call the Department of Revenue’s Tax Credits & Incentives Unit at 404-417-6025.
Tip: If you have gained online access to your account and don’t see see the “Submit QEE Credit Form” on the left side of the screen under “I Want To,” try this: Click on your tax account. The account ID is your Social Security number with all but the final four digits masked. The link for “Submit QEE Credit Form” should appear on the left under the “I Want To”. Click on “Submit QEE Credit Form” and follow the instructions to apply for your tax credit online. If the link does not appear, call the help number at 404-417-6025 or complete Form TP1 and mail it to the Department of Revenue.