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Georgia TSPLOST - Sales Tax Rate Changes January 2013


46 Georgia counties voted to implement a 1%  Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST), beginning January 1, 2013.  TSPLOST is a  tax that applies to sales of all taxable items, including groceries and medicines. Revenues generated by T-SPLOST fund "specifically identified … transportation improvements" for counties across the state of Georgia. County voters must approve the tax, and revenues raised by the tax "…stay in the region in which they were raised … ."

Last July, Georgians overwhelming voted against the 10-year T-SPLOST. However, 46 of the 159 counties in Georgia approved the sales tax.

The following counties (listed with codes) will see a 1% increase in their sales tax beginning January 1, 2013:

  • Appling, 001
  • Bleckley, 012
  • Burke, 017
  • Candler, 021
  • Chattahoochee, 026
  • Clay, 030
  • Columbia, 036
  • Crisp, 040
  • Dodge, 045
  • Dooly, 046
  • Emanuel, 053
  • Evans, 054
  • Glascock, 062
  • Hancock, 070
  • Harris, 072
  • Jeff Davis, 080
  • Jefferson, 081
  • Jenkins, 082
  • Johnson, 083
  • Laurens, 087
  • Lincoln, 090
  • Macon, 094
  • Marion, 096
  • McDuffie, 097
  • Mongomery, 103
  • Muscogee, 106
  • Quitman, 118
  • Randolph, 120
  • Richmond, 121
  • Schley, 123
  • Stewart, 128
  • Sumter, 129
  • Talbot, 130
  • Taliaferro, 131
  • Tattmall, 132
  • Taylor, 133
  • Telfair, 134
  • Toombs, 138
  • Treutlen, 140
  • Warren, 149
  • Washington, 150
  • Wayne, 151
  • Webster, 152
  • Wheeler, 153
  • Wilcox, 156
  • Wilkes, 157

The Georgie T-SPLOT is a ten-year tax. It cannot be extended without voter approval.

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Gail Cole
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Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.