Equity in Taxes

Overview

The state budget is a reflection of Georgia’s priorities. A stable, equitable tax system is essential to ensuring Georgia can provide important services for its residents and to make strategic investments that promote job growth. A balanced approach to the state budget is crucial to growing our state’s economy and expanding shared opportunity for all Georgians.
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Standing with Black Lives

Amid the ongoing protests and demonstrations against police brutality, frustration over the deep and long-standing inequities in our …

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Georgia Can’t Afford Another Lost Decade: Options to Increase State Revenues to Close Budget Shortfalls

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia is facing an economic and fiscal crisis that threatens the …

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State Leaders Must Prioritize Long-term Recovery with 2021 Budget; Federal Fiscal Relief Needed

Key Takeaways The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic decline could lead to steep revenue shortfalls without sufficient federal …

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CARES Act to Deliver Booster Shot of Additional Relief to Families, Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Key Takeaways The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress is a $2.2 …

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Georgia Won’t Thrive if People Don’t Survive

Key Takeaways: Years of disinvestment, poor public health infrastructure and systemic barriers have exposed Georgians’ vulnerability—particularly for those …

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Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Crossover Day 2020

Each year, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute analyzes tax legislation considered by the General Assembly and tallies …

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Crossover Day Recap: Senate Approves Expanding Record Restriction Before Session is Suspended

Crossover Day 2020, the deadline by which bills must pass their legislative chamber of origination in order to …

Ga. House may go after ‘double deduction’ some get when they file income tax returns

The Georgia House is considering eliminating the “double deduction” of state income taxes some Georgians can take on their …

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A Flat Tax is Wrong for Georgia

Sharp Revenue Losses, Middle-Class Tax Increases Pay for Big Tax Cuts for Top Earners Members of the Georgia …

Georgia House backs second income tax rate cut since 2018

Less than an hour after passing a state budget that included spending cuts, the Georgia House backed a …

Lawmakers Move Forward With State Income Tax Rate Cut, Tax Code Reform

Georgia state lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to further cut the state income tax rate, and shift …

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Georgia Leaders Face Choice Between Tax Cuts for High Income Earners and Funding Key State Priorities

Twelve days into the 2020 session of the Georgia General Assembly, legislators voted to take a week-long break …

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