The Georgia General Assembly’s 2023-2024 legislative session ended with several significant tax bills. Among them was a constitutional referendum to create a tax court in the judicial branch, a reduction of the individual and corporate income tax rates, and limitations on income tax credit carryforwards.

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The Georgia General Assembly passed several significant tax bills during the 2024 legislative session. Among them was the creation of a tax court in the judicial branch, a reduction of the individual and corporate income tax rates, limitations on income tax credit carryforwards, and the suspension of the data center sales tax exemption. Bills that

This year’s Georgia’s legislative session is quickly progressing, with some major tax legislation moving towards passage. Last Thursday, February 29, 2024 was “Crossover Day”—the 28th legislative day of 40 total legislative days—the day by which all bills must have passed one legislative chamber to cross over for consideration by the other chamber. Although there is

During the 2023 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed significant tax legislation including decoupling from IRC § 174, imposing sales tax on certain digital goods, and revising eligibility for the pass-through entity tax election.

March 29, 2023 was “Sine Die” or the 40th and final legislative day of the 2023 session. Both chambers

In 2021, the Georgia Tax Tribunal ruled that a non-profit hospital was entitled to use Quality Jobs Tax Credits (QJTC) against its unrelated business income tax and its payroll withholding tax. The Tribunal’s decision was affirmed by the Fulton County Superior Court. In response to these court decisions, the Department has proposed legislation, to purportedly

During the 2022 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed significant tax legislation, including authorizing affiliated groups to file consolidated corporate income tax returns without prior approval from the Department of Revenue, extending and amending qualification for the high-technology and data center sales tax exemptions, extending and increasing several income tax credits, and changing procedures

Since 2001, Georgia has provided a sales and use tax exemption for high-technology companies that invest at least $15 million in eligible computer equipment (including hardware and software) in a calendar year. O.C.G.A. § 48-8-3(68). During the 2021 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed SB 6, which included significant changes the High-Tech Exemption.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed into law House Bill 451, which provides temporary ad valorem tax relief to Georgia manufacturers to mitigate the economic and logistical disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under HB 451, for property tax year 2021, manufacturers claiming Georgia’s Level 1 Freeport exemption pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-5-48.2(c)(1) may

On April 29, 2021, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 185, limiting the application of administrative deference in Georgia tax controversies. This law seeks to level the playing field in state tax litigation matters by reducing the level of deference accorded to the Department of Revenue’s interpretations of ambiguous laws. The law provides that