FoCo residents: How to get tax credits from donating to law enforcement

Justine Lookenott

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Several local leaders will be at the “Refund the Police” information session on Thursday, November 17(Image by Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page)

(Forsyth County, GA) Several local leaders will be hosting an event this week to inform Forsyth County residents about a new effort to get tax credits for donating to law enforcement foundations.

The event, called “Refund the Police” will be held on Thursday, November 17. The informational session will explain the new Law Enforcement Strategic Support “LESS” Crime Act passed by the Georgia legislature.

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

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

The Act allows private citizens and businesses to claim a dollar-for-dollar tax credit in exchange for donations to their local qualified law enforcement foundations. In Forsyth County specifically, donations would go to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Heroes Foundation.

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

The program would allow for:

  • Single filers to claim up to $5,000
  • Married couples to claim up to $10,000
  • Qualified C-corporations to claim up to 75 percent of their state tax liability up to $3 million

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

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

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

To RSVP for the event, email sheriffpio@forsythco.com.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact Justine Lookenott at justine.lookenott@newsbreak.com.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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