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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.
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.
The unpopular “birthday tax” car owners pay ended when Governor 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.
Starting a small business in Georgia has recently become more attractive due to new tax breaks, loan guarantees, and new partnerships with the state. These business incentives have helped Georgia earn top rankings in the number of new small businesses started and increases in entrepreneurial activity during the past decade.
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.