Georgia House Bill 1159 Was Passed in 2008

This house bill gives adoptive parents in the State of Ga. even more incentive to adopt children who have been snatched by DFCS/CPS. On top of the stimed they get monthly for these stolen children they now get $2,000.00 annual tax credit for their new purchase until the purchase is 18 years old. This is on top of the regular deduction of dependants, etc. So return on their purchase/envestment is anted up by $2000.00 per year. Quite the return –

08 LC 18 7089/AP

By: Representatives Lunsford of the 110th, Richardson of the 19th, Walker of the 107th, Neal of the 1st, Butler of the 18th, and others


To amend Article 2 of Chapter 7 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the imposition, rate, and computation of income tax, so as to provide for an income tax credit with respect to adoption of a qualified foster child; to provide for conditions and limitations; to provide for powers, duties, and authority of the state revenue commissioner with respect to the foregoing; to provide an effective date; to provide for applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.


SECTION 1.Article 2 of Chapter 7 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the imposition, rate, and computation of income tax, is amended by adding a new Code section to read as follows:”48-7-29.13.(a) As used in this Code section, the term ‘qualified foster child’ means a foster child who is less than 18 years of age and who is in a foster home or otherwise in the foster care system under the Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Resources.(b) A taxpayer shall be allowed a credit against the tax imposed by Code Section 48-7-20 for the adoption of a qualified foster child. The amount of such credit shall be $2,000.00 per qualified foster child per taxable year commencing with the year in which the adoption becomes final and ending in the year in which the adopted child attains the age of 18.(c) In no event shall the total amount of the tax credit under this Code section for a taxable year exceed the taxpayer´s income tax liability. Any unused tax credit shall be allowed to be carried forward to apply to the taxpayer´s succeeding years´ tax liability. No such tax credit shall be allowed the taxpayer against prior years´ tax liability.(d) The commissioner shall be authorized to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to implement and administer this Code section.”

SECTION 2.This Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval and shall be applicable to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2008.

SECTION 3.All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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