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Senate passes budget limit amendment

Senate measures would cap the state budget at current revenue levels, cut state’s income tax rates . . .

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Lawmakers have concerns about income tax cut

A proposal to raise the state sales tax in return for cutting the state income tax rates met with skepticism in a House committee hearing . . .

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House bill would cut income tax, raise sales tax

House Republicans propose a huge cut in the state income tax rate, offset partly by an increase in the state sales tax . . .

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Senate okays amendment capping state income tax rate

A constitutional amendment limiting the top income tax rate to 6 percent passes the Georgia Senate and heads to the House . . .

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Analysts say Ga. income tax could be replaced with 14 percent sales tax

Georgia’s income tax could be eliminated and revenue neutrality maintained with a sales tax of 14.5 percent, tax analysts told a legislative study committee . . .

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Revenue growth slowed in August

Georgia’s revenue collections slowed to just a 2 percent increase for August . . .

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Ending income tax would require big boost in sales tax, report says

The complete elimination of Georgia’s income tax, the goal of many legislative leaders, would require the implementation of a 14.5 percent sales tax to maintain revenue neutrality . . .

Tags: David Shafer , GBPI , Judson Hill , state income tax , state sales tax

Political Notes — Legislature sets calendar through Day 35

The House and Senate approve the calendar that will take the General Assembly up to the 35th day of the session . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , David Shafer , home-brewed beer , Jason Spencer , Larry O\'Neal , legislative calendar , Senate race poll , state income tax

Georgia taxes among the highest on low-income families

New report from a Washington think tank notes that Georgia is one of a handful of states that still levies an income tax on “working poor” families . . .

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Will there be major tax changes next year?

It does not appear likely that the General Assembly will enact major tax law revisions in 2012 given that there are some differences of opinion among the House and Senate leadership . . .

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