FoCo Residents: How to Get Tax Credits by Donating to Law Enforcement | Justine Lookenot

Several local leaders will be at the “Reimburse the Police” information session on Thursday, November 17(Image from Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page)

(Forsyth County, GA) Several local leaders will host an event this week to inform Forsyth County residents of a new effort to earn tax credits for donations to law enforcement foundations.

The event, titled “Reimbursing the Police,” will take place on Thursday, November 17. The briefing will explain the new Law on Strategic Enforcement Support “LESS” Crime Act passed by the Georgian Legislature.

State Sen. Greg Dolezal (R-District 27) will be one of the officials hosting the event.

“This year, we’ve passed an exciting new tax credit that allows you to support law enforcement foundations,” Dolezal said in an email. “We have worked with Sheriff Ron Freeman and his team on this program, and we are thrilled to have Forsyth County on board with this new opportunity.”

The law allows individuals and businesses to claim a dollar-for-dollar tax credit in return for donations to their local law enforcement-relevant foundations. In Forsyth County specifically, donations would go to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Hero Foundation.

Each foundation is limited to $3 million in donations each year.

The program would:

  • Single filers can claim up to $5,000
  • Married couples can claim up to $10,000
  • Qualifying C corporations can claim up to 75% of their tax liability up to $3 million

Dolezal, Freeman and State Rep. Todd Jones (R-District 25) will be at the Defund the Police event to explain the new law and answer any questions.

The information session will be held Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College.

For more information on the Defund the Police event and the LESS Crime Act, click here.

To RSVP for the event, email [email protected]

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