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Tax Court Opens This Month

January 23, 2013

To speed tax disputes through the courts, legislators last spring unanimously passed House Bill 100. By creating the Georgia Tax Tribunal, the bill aims to foster consistency and transparency as businesses and individuals confront complex tax law.

Ending the Annual Ad Valorem Tax

August 20, 2012

The unpopular “birthday tax” car owners pay ended when Gov. Nathan Deal signed the tax reform bill HB 386 earlier this year. The bill eliminates the annual ad valorem tax car owners pay and the sales tax manufacturers pay for future purchases.

Deal Announces End of Georgia 400 Toll in 2013

July 30, 2012

Governor Deal recently announced his plan to remove the Georgia 400 toll at the end of 2013. The announcement detailed to have the state pay off its bond debt on December 1, 2013, and move quickly to eliminate the unpopular toll by the end of that year, stopping collection 4 years earlier than previously planned.

Governor Deal Stops Increase in State Gasoline Tax

June 19, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal has issued an executive order to prevent the increase in the state’s gasoline tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

New Video Gaming Tax Credit Signed

May 10, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation into law on Wednesday, May 2, letting Georgia’s growing video gaming industry keep state tax credits, but with new limitations.

Governor Deal Signs New Tax Reform Bill

April 20, 2012

Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 386, the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan, which cuts taxes for all Georgians and covers multiple types of tax eliminations.