Emerson Public Safety Foundation

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Emerson Public Safety Foundation

We are proud to introduce Emerson Public Safety, Inc. an organization dedicated to supporting the Emerson Police Department and promoting community safety. Emerson Public Safety, Inc. is a qualified nonprofit corporation established with the aim of enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Emerson Police Department. We believe that a strong partnership between law enforcement and the community is essential for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all residents.

The Qualified Law Enforcement Donation Credit allows a taxpayer to receive a tax credit for donations made to qualified law enforcement foundations. The Emerson Public Safety, Inc. was created to provide a way for businesses and individuals to support the Emerson Police Department by providing funding for equipment, training, community assistance, and more!

Your support through the Emerson Public Safety Foundation and participation in the Qualified Law Enforcement Donation Credit program play a vital role in strengthening the resources and capabilities of our local law enforcement.

Who can donate?

Individuals and businesses can make donations to the Emerson Public Safety Foundation. Based on the amount donated, you become eligible for a tax credit that directly reduces your annual state income tax liability.

2023 Tax Credit Limits – LESS Crime Act allows the following tax credits of annual state income tax liability:

  • Single individual or head of households: up to $5,000
  • Married couple filing jointly: up to $10,000
  • Limited liability company (LLC), or shareholder of a Subchapter (S) corporation or partner in a partnership: up to $10,000
  • Corporations up to 75% of their state income tax liability

Find more information on the Qualified Law Enforcement Donation Credit HERE

The LESS Crime Act Five-Step Process to donate

  1. Click here to register for pre-approval with the Georgia Tax Center. For step-by-step pre-approval registration instructions click here.
  2. Within 30 days the Georgia Department of Revenue will send you a letter approving your registration.
  3. You will have 60 days from approval to make your payment via check to the Emerson Public Safety, Inc. Payments must include a copy of your approval letter and state that the payment is for the LESS Crime Act Tax Credit. Please send checks and documentation to the Emerson Public Safety Inc. at: 

    Emerson Public Safety, Inc.
    P.O. Box 300
    Emerson, GA 30137

  4. After receiving your payment, the foundation will send donors form IT-QLED-LEF1.
  5. Beginning January 2024, taxpayers will submit form IT-QLED-TP2 with their 2023 tax filings to receive their credit.
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