Mon., December 5, 2011 5:18pm
Republican state lawmakers considering ways to reform Georgia’s tax code are looking at taxing groceries. A joint committee on tax reform discussed the idea Monday in preparation for the upcoming legislative session.
Mon., September 19, 2011 8:26am
About a fifth of Georgia's state lawmakers have failed to pay their taxes on time. An investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that federal, state or local governments have filed liens against 16 state senators and 32 representatives. A lien allows government officials to seize a person's property and sell it to recoup a tax debt.
Fri., September 9, 2011 5:09pm
President Obama’s American Jobs Act, unveiled Thursday, would reduce some federal payroll taxes on business, which he says will create jobs. Georgia tax code imposes a relatively light tax burden on businesses, earning it praise for being “business-friendly.” But what does it mean that Georgia is business-friendly, and is it boosting job growth?
Mon., April 11, 2011 5:09pm
A tax overhaul that Republicans had promoted as a key part of their agenda is dead for the legislative session. A joint legislative panel signed off on the bill Monday morning and it appeared headed to a full House vote the same day. But the House adjourned without taking up the measure, which effectively kills it for the session.
Thu., April 7, 2011 2:50pm
A revised tax reform plan would create a large funding gap in the state budget next year. That’s according to a report by the state auditor. The plan would give nearly every Georgian a tax cut.
Fri., April 1, 2011 3:12pm
State lawmakers spent the week squabbling over whether a proposed tax plan would give every Georgian a tax break. And they’ve paid less attention to increasing state revenues.
Thu., March 31, 2011 9:05pm
State lawmakers cannot agree on a tax reform plan. And they have decided to take another week to resolve their differences.
Tue., February 8, 2011 6:54pm
Georgia’s revenue increased $117 million in January. That’s according to numbers released today by Governor Nathan Deal.
Wed., January 5, 2011 3:44pm
The state has collected millions of dollars over the years in fees that aren’t going toward their original purpose. Local officials say if lawmakers continue to divert fees to other purposed they shouldn’t pass any more of them.
Fri., October 15, 2010 11:53am
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes is changing his 2008 and 2009 tax filings. Barnes claimed deductions on a rental house he gave to his daughter and son-in-law in 2007.