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Georgia State Tax

Georgia Tax

Key Georgia Tax Change Captures More Online Sales Tax Revenue

June 21, 2019

The State of Georgia has been busy making numerous updates to its tax laws over the last few months. Credits and incentives, motor vehicle taxes, and compliance measures are the focus of these revisions. One notable change made by the... Read More

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Georgia Doubles Deduction for §529 Education Savings Plans

June 21, 2019

The Path2College 529 Plan, sponsored by the State of Georgia, is a tax-advantaged way for parents and other family members to save for college, offering both federal and state tax benefits. Contributions are not deductible on your federal tax return,... Read More

Georgia Hurricane Timber Tax Credits: Limited Opportunity

March 26, 2019

The State of Georgia has been out front in helping businesses affected by  Hurricane Michael, which hit the state in October 2018 and damaged an estimated 2 million acres of timberland. To help property owners and aid in reforestation, the... Read More

Mental Condition Results in Bankruptcy Discharge of Tax Debt

March 26, 2019

Mental State is Key to Discharging Federal Taxes in Bankruptcy Tax professionals including attorneys and CPAs must read court cases for a living to keep up with the proper interpretation of the tax laws. The more cases you read, the... Read More

Georgia Sales Tax Compliance: What Internet Sellers Need To Know

December 3, 2018

In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision clearing the way for states to force collection of sales taxes from online sellers who have no physical presence in the taxing state. Even before the South Dakota v.... Read More

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Navigating the extended Georgia Education Tax Credit

November 2, 2018

Georgia has been very successful at designing tax credit and incentive programs that give taxpayers an opportunity to save money, do good, and support programs that they believe in. The Georgia “Qualified Education Donation Tax Credit” is one of those... Read More

R&D Tax Credits: Georgia Makes a Good Deal Even Better

August 7, 2018

In order to encourage companies to invest in R&D, and to reward them for doing so, Federal and Georgia tax rules provide what can be very significant tax credits (dollar for dollar reduction in tax liability). On February 7, 2018,... Read More

Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Expanded as Feds Act to Curb State Donations

June 27, 2018

The State of Georgia has raised the tax credit for donations to rural hospitals from 90% to 100%. At the same time, the IRS has taken steps to limit the use of donations to special state funds to offset federal... Read More

Georgia Supreme Court Ends Stand-off Between Cellphone Companies and DOR on Data Tax Refunds

May 24, 2018

Between 2005 and 2010, four AT&T subsidiary cellphone companies collected and remitted to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) $6 million in sales tax on internet data services. The problem is, these services were exempt from sales tax under Georgia... Read More

Georgia Governor to Stop State Windfall from Federal Tax Changes

March 23, 2018

Georgia Legislature Acts to Lessen Taxpayers’ State Tax Hit from Federal Law Change Yes, it seems counterintuitive, but the huge federal tax cuts enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) were going to be a windfall for the... Read More