Georgia residents can now claim embryos as a condition of their state taxes, the state tax authorities announced Monday.
“In light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of June 24, 2022 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the Court of Appeals ruling of July 20, 2022, 11th Circuit in Sister song v. Kempthe ministry will recognize any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat… pronunciation.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that “Georgia’s ban on abortions after detectable human heartbeats is rational.”
The state’s Living Infants and Fairness Equality (LIFE) Act “defines a ‘natural person’ as ‘any human being including an unborn child,'” the court ruled.
A taxpayer who has “an unborn child (or children) with a detectable human heartbeat” after July 20, when the ruling came, can claim a dependent on their 2022 taxes, according to the statement.
Residents get $3,000 for each unborn child.
“Similar to any other deduction claimed on an income tax return, relevant medical records or other supporting documentation will be provided to support the dependent deduction claimed if the Department requests it,” the state said.
Heart beats can be detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy, often before a person knows they are pregnant.