Illinois enacted the Invest In Kids Scholarship Tax Credit Program in 2017. This program offers a 75 percent income tax credit to individuals and businesses that contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs). The SGOs then provide scholarships for students whose families meet the income requirements to attend qualified, non-public schools in Illinois. Learn more about the income tax credit scholarship program’s funding, eligibility, benefits and regulations.

Important Dates to Remember

December 3, 2018

Organizations may go to MyTax Illinois, at mytax.illinois.gov, to complete and submit an application to be approved as an SGO for the 2019-2020 school year.

January 1, 2019

Illinois taxpayers who wish to contribute can begin applying for a Contribution Authorization Certificate (CAC) from the Department.

January 15, 2019

Your application must be received by the Department no later than January 15, 2019 to be approved as an SGO for the 2019-2020 school year.