REFUND THE POLICE

Please join us as we announce:

The Heroes of Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Explorers 501c3

The Law Enforcement Strategic Support (LESS Crime) Act allows businesses and individual taxpayers to claim a tax credit for their contributions to qualified law enforcement foundations.

This dollar-for-dollar tax credit program allows single filers to claim up to $5,000, married couples up to $10,000, and qualified C corporations up to 75% of their state tax liability up to $3 million. 

Thank you for taking the time and interest to not only support the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office but to keep your hard-earned tax dollars right here in Forsyth County where it can be best used to keep Forsyth County safe and the place we want to live and raise our families.

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How to help...

Follow the instructions below (PDF or video) to apply for your tax credit donation to be directed to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

Video Instructions - Qualified Law Enforcement Dollar-for-Dollar Tax Credit

FAQ's

Q: What can the money be used for? 

A: This dollar-for-dollar tax credit can be used to supplement salaries for Deputy Sheriffs, pay for advanced training courses, school safety, or for needed equipment Deputies can use to keep both themselves and Forsyth County residents safe.

This keeps the need for Forsyth County tax dollars stable and supplements the Forsyth County budget for law enforcement. 

Q: What is the process? 

A: The state has made a step-by-step instruction manual available for you or our CPA/Accountant(see the link below).  Simply register with the Georgia Department of Revenue and pledge your estimated State income tax amount up to the prescribed limits ($5K individual, $10k married couple, or up to 75% of C corporation's total tax liability up to $3M)

 

Qualified Law Enforcement Donation Credit

Q: When does the donation need to be made?

A: The Tax credit begins for the 2023 tax year and can be made as early as January 1, 2023.  Time is of the essence in making the tax credit donation/credit as the opportunity closes as soon as $75M is pledged statewide.  To be successful, we need your help in having this done as soon as the 2023 new year arrives.

Q: What tax year does the credit get applied to?

A: Again, this begins for a 3-year period starting with the 2023 tax year, not the current 2022 tax year.  While taxes for 2023 are due in early 2024 for most individuals, you will receive a tax credit form for the full amount donated in January 2023 that will be deducted dollar-for-dollar against your tax liability of 2023 which is due in 2024.

Q: What if I need help completing the process?

A: We will have staff and volunteer accountants/CPAs who can guide you through the process but cannot give financial advice unless you are their client.  We will have a website available sometime in January that will contain an easy step-by-step guide to follow with screenshots and video help segments. 

Q: How can I attend the event?

RSVP by emailing

SheriffPIO@forsythco.com