Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

Rep. Brett Harrell Announces Taxation Legislation

ATLANTA, GA - February 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Representative Brett Harrell (R-Snellville) today announced the introduction of House Bill 291, legislation prohibiting nontax fees from appearing on property tax bills.

Dispose of Excess Federal Property

June 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement in support of the most recently selected YouCut proposal to sell excess federal property, saving taxpayers approximately $15 billion. This initiative was first introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) as part of the RSC Sunset Caucus.

Senator Rogers’ Property Tax Overhaul Signed into Georgia Law

ATLANTA, GA - June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers’ (R-Woodstock) much anticipated Property Tax Assessment and Appeals Reform Bill (SB346) was signed into law today by Gov. Sonny Perdue. The bill is aimed at ensuring all Georgia properties are properly assessed at Fair Market Value and that property owners have guaranteed rights to appeal

Rogers named Legislator of the Year by Georgia Property Taxpayer Committee

ATLANTA, GA - May 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Georgia Property Taxpayer Committee has selected Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) as their 2010 Legislator of the Year because of his dedication and service to Georgia’s property owners.

Georgia Property Owners Triumph with General Assembly passage SB 346

ATLANTA, GA - April 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Georgia’s property owners triumphed in the General Assembly today with the Georgia House and Senate overwhelmingly passing Senate Bill 346. Championed and authored by Senate Majority Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), the Property Tax Assessment and Appeals reform bill is aimed at ensuring all Georgia properties are properly assessed at Fair Market Value and that property owners have guaranteed rights to appeal. This is the most sweeping overhaul of the Georgia property tax system in decades

Senate Passes GA Taxpayer Relief Act

ATLANTA, GA - April 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- On the eve of national tax day, the Georgia General Assembly has passed major tax relief, HB 1055 called by some the “Georgia Taxpayer Relief Act of 2010”. The measure eliminates retirement income tax on Georgia seniors and eliminates the state property tax. Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) lead the efforts in the Senate to help add the tax elimination measures to HB 1055

Spring Planting is for the Birds, and Butterflies!

FORSYTH, GA - March 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As spring arrives, backyard gardeners and landscapers begin the yearly task of beautifying their outdoor environments. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division recommends that amateur and professional gardeners, regardless of their yard’s size, consider building a place for wildlife while planning for spring gardens.

Rep. Scott Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits, Homebuyers’ Tax Credit

Washington, DC - November 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman David Scott voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to Georgia families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers' tax credit, and tax relief for military families. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act will provide immediate assistance to millions of families.

Lewis Announces Hearing on Administration of the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D‑GA) today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on administration of the first‑time homebuyer tax credit. The hearing will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building.

Isakson Continues Push to Stimulate Housing Market, Expand Tax Credit for Homebuyers

WASHINGTON, DC - May 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill that seeks to stimulate the nation’s declining housing market by expanding the current $8,000 homebuyer tax credit to include all individuals who purchase a home in the next year.

Chambliss Applauds Passage of Legislation to Stabilize Housing Market

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today made the following statement following passage of the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008, HR 3221, which...

Legislation Introduced to Eliminate State Portion of Property Tax

Department of Revenue to issue accompanying rule on reassessments ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the filing of legislation in the General Assembly to...

Killing property tax deadly to local power

He would replace the lost revenue (only $8 billion) with state aid and more local option sales taxes. The additional state revenue would be...

No Property Taxes In Georgia?

Georgia lawmakers are thinking about tossing out taxes.  The idea has become more of a reality as lawmakers met over the summer to discuss...

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Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.

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Atlanta REALTORS® Releases October 2017 Statistics on Housing Market

Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its October 2017 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally-focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.