Georgia State and Local Tax (SALT) Alerts
State and Local Tax Insights
Sales and Use Tax Update on Energy Sold to Manufacturers | Expanded Customer Service Hours for the GDOR
- The Georgia Dept. of Revenue has issued a release showing the local sales and use tax rates for energy sold to manufacturers for the first quarter beginning Oct. 1, 2019. The tax rates are imposed for energy sold to manufacturers as levied by counties within the 159 special districts and the City of Atlanta. The tax is levied initially by ordinance following the phase-in schedule rates provided by GA state law.
- The Georgia Dept. of Revenue is launching a pilot program that will expand customer service hours for department call centers. The taxpayer services call center is now available from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The motor vehicle call center will be available from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Sept. 23. The extended hours will assist taxpayers during the corporate filing period, taxpayers who filed extensions for their individual income tax returns and Georgians who have motor-vehicle-related questions.