As we roll into December, most of us are looking forward to spending time with family and friends while celebrating the holidays, but we are also faced with the realization that tax time is fast approaching.  If you want to make your Georgia state income tax count for something, you may want to take advantage of the rural hospital tax credit program that the legislature has put in place.  This program allows a 100% tax CREDIT (not a deduction to income) to go to a rural hospital of your choice, including Lake Hartwell's St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia.   Individuals can receive a credit of up to $5000, and couples filing jointly can receive up to $10,000.  Click here for more information and to apply.