Help improve Health Care in Your Community with Georgia's New Tax Credit

Want to make a significant contribution and improve health care in your community? Now you can.

Meadows Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce its participation in Georgia’s Rural Hospital Tax Credit program.

Signed into law in 2016, the new tax credit makes it possible for Georgia taxpayers to receive a tax credit when they donate to a rural hospital for the tax year beginning January 1, 2017.

How It Works

Depending on the amount of the contribution, individuals can receive a credit toward their state taxes for as much as $5,000. Those filing jointly can receive up to $10,000 and businesses can receive up to 75% of their Georgia income tax liability. When paired with a federal-tax deduction given for charitable contributions, your donation can have an even greater impact on the health and well-being of the community.

In all cases, the remaining 10% of the contribution will be treated as a charitable contribution for those who itemize deductions on their federal return.

How to Apply — Steps for Giving


Apply. You can apply by clicking the link to the Georgia HEART Hospital Program below.  You should receive notice of your qualification from the Department of Revenue within 30 days. Apply now.


Make your donation. The actual donation will then need to be made within 60 days after receiving your approval notice from the Department of Revenue. (You must contribute the exact amount for which you have been approved.)


Take your credit. After you make your contribution, we will confirm receipt of your contribution. Donors will need to notify the Department of Revenue 30 days after they have made their contribution so that they can receive their tax credit. (Failure to do so causes loss of credit.)

Don’t wait — apply today and receive your tax credit!