Mon., May 6, 2013 9:05pm
Members of the United States Senate voted Monday evening to pass the “Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013.”
Tue., March 19, 2013 3:00am
Across the state today residents in many counties will be voting on tax policies. Camden County residents are considering a special 1% sales tax that could raise $65 million over the next 6 years for public works projects. And McIntosh County is considering a similar tax increase to expand education programs.
Mon., March 18, 2013 6:00am
A leader in the state Senate is sponsoring two amendments to the state constitution that would alter Georgia's tax policy. Duluth Senator David Shafer wants to shift Georgia from an income tax to a sales tax. John Hopkins University sociologist Katherine Newman says the regressive sales tax creates lower wage jobs and denies employers skilled labor.
Wed., March 6, 2013 5:35pm
Cities and counties have to split local option sales taxes every 10 years based on several criteria including population. But Chatham County and its 7 municipalities couldn't reach a deal last year and opted to go to court. Three days into the trial that began Monday, both sides apparently decided they didn't want a judge to choose between their proposals.
Mon., March 4, 2013 4:30am
Chatham County and its seven municipalities are going to court today to argue over how to split more than $500 million worth of tax revenue. Negotiations broke down last year over how the divide local option sales taxes - known as the LOST. Now it'll be up to a judge to decide a case that will affect property taxes and local budgets.
Fri., February 15, 2013 11:02am
It looks like Georgia may be able to reach a deal with Amazon.com to get the e-retailer to start charging sales tax on its transactions in Georgia. That could lead other e-retailers to follow suit.
Mon., December 31, 2012 3:29pm
This March the birthday tax and sales tax on new cars and trucks are going away, replaced with a new one-time title tax. But what does that mean for those thinking about buying a vehicle now? It depends on a variety of circumstances.
Mon., December 31, 2012 1:42pm
Starting Tuesday, Georgia farmers will need a special card to get their sales tax exemption on seed, fertilizer, and other so-called "farm inputs." Until now, they’ve only had to fill out a form at the cash register attesting that they are eligible for the tax break.
Wed., October 31, 2012 6:00am
Bartow, Crisp and Troup counties have recently opted to enact a local tax on energy used by manufacturers. The 2 percent tax takes effect as a similar state tax begins to phase out.
Thu., August 9, 2012 6:45pm
A new state revenue analysis suggests a rebounding Georgia economy where consumers still spend conservatively.