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Georgia Sales Tax Rates for Manufacturers, October 2014


 Coca Cola is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Manufacturers in Georgia may purchase energy at a reduced rate of sales tax. For example, the combined state and local rate of sales tax in Appling County is 8% for general sales, while the combined sales tax rate for energy sold to manufacturers in Appling County is 4%. The difference adds up over time.

The Georgia Department of Revenue has updated the following charts for October 1, 2014:

Local sales tax rates don’t change for manufacturers; it’s the state rate that changes. For ordinary Main Street shoppers and the like, the state sales tax rate is 4%. For manufacturers buying energy, it is 2%.

Sales tax can be particularly challenging for manufacturers and distributors. In Georgia, for example, manufacturers are eligible for certain exemptions as well as reduced rates.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
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.