State and local sales taxes pay for services such as improving water and sewage systems and supporting public schools.
- The state collects a 4% sales tax on purchases of goods, and each county determines its own local sales tax rate.
- Businesses in Georgia must use the Georgia Tax Center to file sales tax returns. Electronic filing is easier and faster than paper filing and gives you more control over your accounts and archives of records.
- Businesses should file sales tax returns by the 20th of each month.
When the Georgia General Assembly decides whether to offer the sales tax holidays, local media will often publicize the decision. If you're not sure, contact the Department of Revenue's Sales Tax Division by e-mail or phone.
Sources: Department of Revenue. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please speak with the agency that is the source of the information.