Georgians are puzzled by an apparent dilemma: Why, in the middle of a booming economy and record-low unemployment, is the state government facing budget cuts?
Don't misconstrue this shift in WHEN people pay their taxes as a shift in HOW MUCH tax people are paying.
Most experts agree that recent federal tax reforms will put pressure on high tax states to either reduce taxes or continue to lose residents fleeing to lower tax states.
Why do we allow county tax commissioners to line their pockets using county resources? And why does the Georgia General Assembly continue to allow individuals to profit at the expense of taxpayers.
This organized, summary information explains the differences between popular forms, instructions, and publications involved in paying taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.
Rich States, Poor States examines the latest movements in state economic growth. The data ranks the economic outlook of states using fifteen equally weighted policy variables, including various tax rates, regulatory burdens and labor policies.
The Annual Survey of State Government Finances provides a comprehensive summary of the annual survey findings for state governments, as well as data for individual states.
The mission of the Department of Revenue is to administer the tax laws of the State of Georgia fairly and efficiently in order to promote public confidence and compliance, while providing excellent customer service.
Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Georgia is no exception. The first step towards understanding Georgia’s tax code is knowing the basics.
ERSGA administers separate and distinct cost-sharing, multiple employer defined benefit pension plans for various employer agencies of the State of Georgia, as well as defined contribution plans, and a life insurance plan.
TRS administers the fund from which teachers in the state’s public schools, many employees of the University System of Georgia, and certain other designated employees in educational-related work environments receive retirement benefits.
This data offers comparisons of buying power across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, or from one metro area to another, for a given year.
The State of Georgia's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is an annual publication of the State Accounting Office.
Each year, the Governor recommends to the General Assembly a budget for the State of Georgia. This proposed budget and an amended version of the current year’s budget are detailed in the Governor’s Annual Budget Reports.
Nearly a decade ago, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue created the Georgia Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness, “to examine the tax code of Georgia, review it for fairness, and then recommend a new tax structure that would be as growth-friendly and as job-friendly as we could make it.”
As 2018 dashes away like Donner and Blitzen, many Georgians will remember it as a year of major political transition. But 2018 also brought some substantial improvements to Georgians’ lives through better policy, much of it championed by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.