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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 5:03am

Tax Reform Group Tours State

Residents of Augusta can go before the group tasked with overhauling Georgia’s tax code and voice their concerns at a public meeting this evening.

The Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians is holding fact finding sessions across the state for the next couple of weeks.

One thing they’ll be reviewing is tax exemptions to determine whether they’re doing what the state intended.

Christine Ries is a Georgia Tech economist who sits on the panel. She says they need some scrutiny.

“How would you ever prove to the Department of Revenue that you ever complied, there was something about new innovative jobs created… and my mind started going on how you could gain the system.”

Georgia currently offers eight tax credits for individuals and 33 for businesses.

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