Tax Filing Guidance

The Georgia Department of Revenue (“DOR”) is requiring taxpayers to file their Georgia income tax returns electronically in order to claim many state income tax credits, including the Qualified Rural Hospital Organization Expense (“QRHOE”) tax credit. This means that you may not claim the credit by filing your Georgia Form 500 on paper.

Georgia HEART 2018 Tax Filing Guidance

We have proof positive that both H&R Block and TurboTax are viable e-filing options for taxpayers. Detailed instructions for claiming the credit using these software vendors is below:

How to Claim the QRHOE Tax Credit using H&R Block

How to Claim the QRHOE Tax Credit using TurboTax

Note the following, per DOR regulation: A taxpayer claiming the qualified rural hospital organization expense tax credit, unless indicated otherwise by the Commissioner, must submit Form IT-QRHOE-TP2 with the taxpayer's Georgia tax return when the qualified rural hospital organization expense tax credit is claimed. An electronically filed Georgia income tax return that includes the software's electronic Form IT-QRHOE-TP2 satisfies this requirement.

Additional Information for Reference:

If you need another copy of your IT-QRHOE-RHO1 Form, please email Meghan Waites at mwaites@georgiaheart.org.