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What the Fiscal Cliff Deal Means for Georgians

January 3, 2013

To avoid the tax increases and spending cuts that economists feared might send the country back into recession, Congress on Tuesday passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

Applying for the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption

December 31, 2012

Launching tomorrow, the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption (GATE) program will help farmers apply for all tax exemptions, including the new ones on equipment purchase and energy use.

More Online Businesses to Collect Sales Taxes

October 12, 2012

In an effort both to make the retail market fair for all business owners and to draw more revenue for state programs, the General Assembly passed legislation that requires more online retailers to collect sales taxes starting this month.

Energy Saving Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

October 4, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal recently announced this weekend as the sales tax holiday for all ENERGY STAR and WaterSense products across the state.

Tax Credits for Film & Entertainment Industries

September 19, 2012

Georgia is providing up to 30% in tax credits for companies producing feature films, television series, music videos and commercials, as well as interactive games and animation.

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.

Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Shopping Starts Today

August 9, 2012

Starting today parents can take advantage of sales tax free back-to-school shopping.

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.

Would You Like Better Roads for Georgia?

July 10, 2012

You can now do your part to make Georgia roads better. Voters will go to the polls on July 31 to vote on a 1% regional sales tax referendum.

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.

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