Put your tax dollars to work for Emanuel Medical Center

Georgia taxpayers can receive a state income tax credit for 100% of the amount they contribute to qualified rural hospitals, such as Emanuel Medical Center. That means that you can send your state income tax dollars directly to Emanuel Medical Center to help your family, friends, and neighbors.

How will my contribution be used?

Your contribution to Emanuel Medical Center through Georgia HEART will be used for facility improvements, equipment upgrades, and service expansions to better serve the community. Contributions will benefit not only Emanuel Medical Center, but also the Emanuel County Nursing Home and EMC clinics.

How much can I contribute?

If you pay Georgia income taxes, you are eligible to receive a 100% state income tax credit for your contribution to Emanuel Medical Center. Note that this is not a tax deduction, but rather a dollar-for-dollar tax credit.

Contribution Limits Through 30th

Individual Filer – up to $5,000

Married Filing Separately – up to $5,000

Married Filing Jointly – up to $10,000

C Corporation, Trust, or Pass-Through Entity electing to pay tax at entity level – up to 75% of annual Georgia tax liability

Individual Owner of S-Corp, LLC, or Partnership (Pass-Through Entity) NOT paying tax at entity level – up to $10,000

Beginning July 1st, Georgia taxpayers may make unlimited contributions to Emanuel Medical Center in exchange for a 100% tax credit.

Applications for unlimited 2023 tax credits will be accepted beginning May 15th at 9:00 a.m. Even if you have already submitted a Georgia HEART contribution, you may submit an additional contribution for an unlimited amount after June 30th.

How do I participate?

  1. Submit your HEART Tax Credit Form at www.georgiaheart.org. It takes less than a minute to complete your form! If you have any questions, or would like assistance completing your form, please contact Lynn Brinson, Director of Development for Emanuel Medical Center at lynn.brinson@remove-thisemanuelmedical.org or 478.289.1274.
  2. You will receive notification of your approval to participate in the program. Please make your contribution payment within 180 days of approval notification.
  3. Georgia HEART will send you a tax receipt to claim the credit on your Georgia income tax return.

It’s really that simple! It’s not often that we can decide how our tax dollars are spent, but through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program, you can pledge your tax dollars to support Emanuel Medical Center.

Act quickly! All tax credits are expected to be consumed once the unlimited period opens on July 1st.


For more information about participating in Georgia HEART through your business, CLICK HERE.

For more information or assistance contact:

Lynn Brinson
Director of Development

The State of Georgia uniquely empowers its citizens with the opportunity to pay their state income taxes – an expenditure that they are required to make anyway – through contributing to eligible rural hospitals to improve the financial condition and patient offerings in Georgia’s rural communities. Through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program, individuals and businesses can Help Enhance Access to Rural Treatment for thousands of Georgians. 

Emanuel Medical Center is one of 55 rural hospitals around the state that qualify for participation in the Georgia HEART Hospital Program.

What is the Georgia HEART rural hospital tax credit program?

The Georgia HEART rural hospital tax program is a tax credit program that allows Georgia taxpayers, both individuals and businesses, to contribute to qualifying rural hospitals  - including Emanuel Medical Center.

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