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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.

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 19, 2012

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.

The Future of T-SPLOST

August 8, 2012

As debate about the recent T-SPLOST vote winds down across much of the state, discussion is still lively for the three districts that approved the tax - the Central Savannah River Area, River Valley and Heart of Georgia Altamaha.

Starting a Small Business in Georgia

July 16, 2012

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.

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.

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

Governor 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.