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Georgia Allows Retailers To Advertise No Sales Tax


Georgia Senate Bill 332 (SB 332) was signed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on May 2, 2012. SB 332 amends the law to allow retailers to advertise that they will “take care of the taxes” for their customers. The law specifies how the retailer should word their advertisement and how to follow up to ensure compliance:

The retailer includes in the advertisement that any portion of the tax not paid by the purchaser will be remitted on behalf of the purchaser by the retailer; and

The retailer furnishes the purchaser with written evidence that the retailer will be liable for and pay any tax the purchaser was relived form paying under this Code section.

The law specifies the retailer liability and responsibility to pay the tax, as so advertised. If the retailer “…complies with the provisions of this Code section and pays the absorbed tax over to the commissioner as provided by law, the dealer or retailer shall be deemed to have complied with the provisions of this article requiring collection of the tax form the purchaser or consumer.”

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Susan McLain
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Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”