New Georgia Job Tax Credit: Qualified Parolee

Written by Corporate Tax Incentives. Updated Dec 1, 2017.

atlanta-1584094_1920.jpgA new credit has been introduced to an already sizable list of credits offered by the State of GA.  The Georgia Qualified Parolee Jobs Tax Credit, effective January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019, is an income tax credit available to employers who hire individuals who have recently been granted parole.

Here are some highlights of the new program:

  • Credit is equal to $2,500 for each qualified parolee
  • Credit is limited to $50,000 annually per employer
  • Qualified parolees must:
    • Be full-time employees averaging at least 30 hours per week
    • Be employed for at least 40 weeks in a 12 month period
    • Have been hired within 12 months of being granted parole
    • Be paid wages at or above the average hourly wage of the county with the lowest average wage in the state
    • Not be in a position that has a predetermined end date
  • Excess credits can be carried forward for 3 years
  • Credit is available to employers from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019
  • Credit can only be taken once per individual (once per qualified parolee)    

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