The state of Georgia has just confirmed a major change that is set to help financially those who are trying to have children. The Georgia Department of Revenue recently announced that all Georgia residents are now eligible to claim embryos as dependents on their state taxes, amounting to thousands of dollars.
The new tax initiative officially states that Georgia residents can claim the embryos of their unborn children when paying state taxes, collecting $3,000 per unborn child. Additionally, the Georgia Department of Revenue has issued a statement confirming that a Georgia taxpayer “who has an unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat after July 20th may claim a dependent or tax dependents in 2022.”
The official statement regarding the embryo decision reads:
“In accordance with the decision of the United States Supreme Court of June 24, 2022 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the ruling of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals of July 20, 2022 in Sistersong v. Kemp, the Department will accept any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat…eligible for Georgia personal income tax exemption. “
The document continues, adding “Similar to any other deduction claimed on an income tax return, relevant medical records or other supporting documentation will be provided to support the deduction.” dependencies are required if required by the Department.”
The ruling came in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s ouster, as women’s reproductive rights continue to be a source of heated discussion and debate around the country.
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