Georgia Sales Tax Rates for Manufacturers, October 2014
- Sep 17, 2014 | Gail Cole
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:
- Georgia sales and use tax rate chart.
- Georgia sales and use tax rates for energy sold to manufacturers.
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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