Mon., April 29, 2013 4:00pm
Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Monday he says will boost jobs in Georgia. The measure gives the state more ways to ease the financial burden on tourism properties and startups. Some worry it’s a tax giveaway for private firms that shouldn’t need public money to succeed.
Thu., April 4, 2013 5:28am
A new Families USA report says 800,000 Georgians can get a tax break when they buy a health insurance plan through new health care exchanges. The amount is determined by income and the cost of the premiums.
Sun., March 10, 2013 11:00am
Georgia lawmakers are a big step closer to approving revisions needed for the state to begin offering tax breaks designed to boost the development of tourist attractions.
Wed., November 14, 2012 11:13am
Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will appear Wednesday at the Georgia Farm Bureau in Macon to urge growers to apply for a break exempting them from paying sales tax on the materials needed to grow their goods. That tax break starts Jan. 1 and is part of a package of tax changes that state lawmakers approved this year.
Tue., July 12, 2011 12:00pm
General aviation industry officials say, 7,000 Georgians go to work everyday in their industry -- and that should be good reason to keep a tax break in place for the wealthy customers who buy private airplanes. Current federal budget negotiations have opened a torrent of criticism toward what some -- including President Obama -- characterize as a tax loophole for fat cats.
Fri., May 6, 2011 4:02pm
Governor Nathan Deal still is reviewing a bill to boost tax incentives to spur some tourism projects. The tax breaks could help a proposed convention hotel in Savannah. Some hotel owners have tried to block the hotel because it could be financed with 50-million-dollars in county bonds. The opponents says, that's unfair to privately-backed hotels.
Wed., April 20, 2011 10:25am
The 2012 state budget includes tax breaks for manufacturers of airplane parts, developers, and Delta Airlines. But it’s unclear if they will save or create jobs.
Wed., April 13, 2011 8:57am
State lawmakers worked into late Tuesday evening on the next to last day of the General Assembly session. Movement on a Sunday alcohol sales bill, immigration, and the state budget was included on Tuesday's agenda.
Mon., April 11, 2011 12:58pm
A tax reform plan that would create a $141 million hole in the 2012 state budget is headed to the House floor for a vote today.