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What is the Georgia State FairTax® Initiative?
Georgians for Fair Taxation has launched a major initiative to replace Georgia’s state income tax code with a consumption tax modeled on the FairTax. With one of the highest unemployment rates in the country and our state’s economy still struggling to recover from the economic downturn in 2008, Georgia needs an economic boost. A state consumption tax to replace the income tax is the answer Georgia needs.
States without income taxes fare better economically than states burdened with income taxes. Many people are voting with their feet, moving from high-tax states to no-tax states. Even New York State has recognized that taxes affect business development by offering businesses that move there an exemption from all business taxes, including income tax, for 10 years.
Georgia’s neighbors Florida and Tennessee don’t have an income tax and they’re doing better economically than Georgia.
It’s time to change that, and that’s why Georgians for Fair Taxation is working to have legislation prepared that will replace our state income tax with a FairTax- modeled consumption tax. The state bill must include these essential features:
- Elimination of all income-based taxes, both personal and corporate, and thus the myriad exemptions, exceptions, and exclusions
- Expansion of the tax base to include new goods (not used) and services
- A monthly “pre-bate” to offset the state FairTax paid on necessities up to the poverty level.
By passing a state FairTax bill, Georgia can set an example for other states to follow. When states prove the viability of replacing income tax with the FairTax, a national FairTax bill moves much closer to reality.
Our task is a challenge, and GFFT needs your help.
Want to support this legislation for Georgia?
We need your support to write a bill that can make a statement to the country and make our state a FairTax State!
News About the State FairTax Initiative
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