Equity in Taxes


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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Insights 2020 Puts Georgia’s Ongoing Revenue Challenges in Focus

With state agencies facing their first budget cuts since the Great Recession, Georgians were eager to hear more …


Supreme Court To Hear Arguments on Fate of DACA Program

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established in 2012 and granted some undocumented immigrants brought …

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2020 Revenue Collections Fall Short of State’s Estimates

Based on the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, which began July 1, the state of Georgia …

Georgia agencies’ plans to reduce budgets heavy on job, pay cuts

Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration says layoffs should be the last resort for state agencies trying to meet his …

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Georgia Lawmakers Weigh Deep Budget Cuts, Possible Second Tax Cut Against Key Priorities

Last month, Gov. Brian Kemp directed most Georgia agencies to cut state spending, marking the first call for …

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Georgia: High Income Households Receive Greatest Benefits

This report offers the first comprehensive look at how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), …

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Georgia Revenue Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

 You can download and share all the images and charts in the Revenue Primer by clicking here.  …

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Georgia Budget Trends Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

You can download and share all the images and charts in the Budget Trends Primer by clicking here.  …

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The Earned Income Tax Credit and Young Adult Workers

The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a powerful tool for fighting poverty that boosts the after-tax …

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Guest Blog: A Georgia Work Credit Works for Georgia

To mark Tax Day, Step Up Savannah Financial Security Director Danielle Breidung explains how tax policy can help …

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Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Sine Die 2019

During the 2019 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly approved 28 tax bills. Lawmakers will wait until next …

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A Half-Billion Steps in the Right Direction for Public Schools

In the 2019 legislative session Georgia lawmakers committed more than half a billion dollars to increase pay for …

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