Draffin Tucker Contributes Over $830,000 To Rural Hospitals Over Last Five Years Through State’s Tax Credit Program

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ALBANY, GA –  In response to Georgia’s Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program, Draffin & Tucker, LLP has announced that with its 2021 contribution of $215,000, the firm has contributed over $830,000 to eligible rural hospitals within the state over the last five years.

“Draffin Tucker has worked with rural hospitals for over 50 years and we understand just how vital these hospitals are to the rural communities they serve,” said Jeff Wright, firm managing partner. “We feel it is important to support them in any way we can – especially now with the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 – so they can continue to provide the care and services their communities need.”

House Bill 769, the updated form of SB 258, seeks to drive private contributions to rural hospitals through a tax credit program, designed to bolster the rural hospital community in Georgia by generating total contributions in excess of $300 million over a five-year term. The Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program became effective in Georgia beginning January 1, 2017. From 2018 through 2021, Georgia taxpayers can access $60 million of rural hospital organization (RHO) tax credits each year, with each qualified RHO having access to $4 million of tax credits (until the total annual $60 million cap is met).

To find out more about the tax credit program, eligible hospitals and find out how you can get involved, we invite you to visit https://dch.georgia.gov/rural-hospital-tax-credit.

For any questions regarding the Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program, we invite you to reach out to Bert Bennett, partner at Draffin Tucker, at bbennett@draffin-tucker.com.