Multi-State- Sales Tax Laws Roundup: April-May 2020

At the start of April, individuals and organizations were just coming to terms with stay-at-home orders and closures of nonessential businesses. As states start to relax those provisions, businesses are beginning to prepare for what comes next. Because Florida doesn’t Continue reading Multi-State- Sales Tax Laws Roundup: April-May 2020

Georgia- Atlanta Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Renewing 1% Water/Sewer Tax

The ballot asked, “Shall a special 1% sales and use tax be reimposed in the city of Atlanta for a period of time not to exceed 16 calendar quarters (four years) and for the raising of not more than $750 Continue reading Georgia- Atlanta Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Renewing 1% Water/Sewer Tax

Georgia – Collections nearly $1 Billion Less in Annual Tax Revenue

The State of Georgia’s May net tax collections totaled $1.58 billion for a decrease of $178 million, or -10.1 percent, compared to May 2019 when net tax collections totaled nearly $1.76 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $20.81 billion for a decrease Continue reading Georgia – Collections nearly $1 Billion Less in Annual Tax Revenue

Georgia – Richmond Hill estimates 20-25 % Dip in Sales Tax Due to COVID-19

Like many cities, Richmond Hill is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The city relies heavily on people coming in and out of the city not only that but they rely on money being spent within city limits. With Continue reading Georgia – Richmond Hill estimates 20-25 % Dip in Sales Tax Due to COVID-19

Georgia- Study: Coronavirus fallout could cost Georgia more than $1 billion in sales tax revenue APRIL 22, 2020

A Georgia State University study estimates the state could lose more than $1 billion in sales tax revenue this year due to fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. State and local governments rely on sales tax dollars to fund everything from schools, Continue reading Georgia- Study: Coronavirus fallout could cost Georgia more than $1 billion in sales tax revenue APRIL 22, 2020

Georgia – Uber, Lyft Customers to Begin Paying Sales Tax in Georgia on Wednesday April 3, 2020

Ride-hailing customers in Atlanta will begin paying one of the highest sales taxes in the country Wednesday, thanks in part to a legislative shutdown brought about by the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this year the General Assembly passed legislation raising sales Continue reading Georgia – Uber, Lyft Customers to Begin Paying Sales Tax in Georgia on Wednesday April 3, 2020

Georgia – Gov’s Budget Director Speaks To DPS Cuts, Internet Sales Taxes

The director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget acknowledged his unfavorable position of being the last state agency head to speak during the three days of the legislature’s joint budget hearings, and to boot, he was the last Continue reading Georgia – Gov’s Budget Director Speaks To DPS Cuts, Internet Sales Taxes

Georgia – Online Sales Tax For Big Retailers Signed Into Law

Gov. Brian Kemp has signed legislation imposing state sales taxes on online purchases facilitated by large retailers like Amazon, Google and Uber. The tax is projected to raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually in Georgia. Lawmakers in Georgia’s House Continue reading Georgia – Online Sales Tax For Big Retailers Signed Into Law

Georgia – Lawmakers Reach Deal To Collect More Online Sales Taxes

Four days into the 2020 General Assembly session the lawmakers agreed to a new internet and app sales tax measure that could provide a major boost to the state’s shaky bottom line. House and Senate leaders agreed Thursday morning to Continue reading Georgia – Lawmakers Reach Deal To Collect More Online Sales Taxes

GEORGIA – Albany City Commission Approves Request For Sales Tax Records

Business sales tax records will become a little more transparent for Albany finance officials as they take advantage of a law passed last year allowing them to see the amount of sales tax dollars reported to the Georgia Department of Continue reading GEORGIA – Albany City Commission Approves Request For Sales Tax Records