On March 24, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 960, which would adjust the statutory interest rate applicable to tax assessments and refunds and addresses other issues related to refund claims for Georgia sales and use taxes. H.B. 960 passed the legislature while the Georgia Department of Revenue continues to consider regulatory action that would eliminate the payment of interest on sales and use tax refund claims for purchases made with direct pay permits. H.B. 960 is currently awaiting Governor Nathan Deal’s signature.

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