Taxes & Spending
September 20, 2023 • Commentary
Gov. Brian Kemp reinstated a suspension of the state’s motor fuel tax. But what should future actions look like?
September 7, 2023 • Blog
If you own a business in Georgia, then you’ve likely received messages promising thousands of dollars through something called the Employee Retention Credit.
August 24, 2023 • Blog
The latest recap of millage rate discussions in Georgia.
August 17, 2023 • Blog
From Walker county to Dougherty county and points in between, we have an update on the latest discussion and decisions on millage tax rates for the next year.
August 16, 2023 • Commentary
Few, if any taxes are reviled as much as the property tax. People feel their objections to it in their bones.
July 27, 2023 • Blog
Most Georgians will pay higher property taxes unless local governments adopt the “rollback rates” that keep taxes the same from the prior year.
July 19, 2023 • Commentary
Those who favor larger government spending are redoubling their calls to increase taxpayer-funded services, as if the good times will never end.
June 15, 2023 • Commentary
The largest and most well-known of these programs is the film tax credit, costing the state nearly $900 million last year.
May 17, 2023 • Commentary
Gov. Brian Kemp vetoed nine items in the fiscal 2024 budget and ordered agencies to “disregard” another 134 legislative instructions about state spending.
May 10, 2023 • Commentary
New residents to Georgia brought a net $1.28 billion increase in adjusted gross income last year.
April 27, 2023 • Blog
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens recently announced that a select few of the city’s independent artists will receive a combined sum of $700,000 in taxpayer funding.
April 19, 2023 • Commentary
March revenues declined by almost $83 million, or about 3%, compared to March 2022.
March 15, 2023 • Commentary
There has been much talk about getting to a zero income tax to match neighboring Florida and Tennessee, or just lowering the rate to remain competitive.
February 22, 2023 • Commentary
Failing to plan for revenues to come back to earth has bitten states like California, which spent heavily last year and now have a $20 billion budget shortfall.
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