When the Georgia Council on Tax Reform and Fairness makes it’s recommendations next month, businesses will be likely winners and consumers will bare a higher tax burden. That’s the signal sent by the council’s president AD Frazier.
The Tax council is charged with making Georgia’s tax code friendlier to businesses so they will bring jobs into the state. Tax council hair AD Frazier says farmers, for example, should no longer be taxed on the fuel they use in production.
“The fuel tax is uncompetitive. Every state around us does not tax fuel in agriculture. So if someone is building a sod farm why wouldn’t they go to Alabama where they’re not taxed on energy,” he says.
With fewer taxes on Business inputs, Frazier says there need to be higher sales taxes on goods and services, but he will not talk about whether that includes a tax on groceries until the final report of the council is due January 10th.