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Georgia: Energizing Manufacturers with Lower Sales Tax Rates in January 2015


 Atlanta, Georgia, where manufacturers pay low sales tax rates on energy.

Sales tax rates for energy sold to manufacturers in Georgia are a fraction of the normal sales tax rates. Effective January 1, 2015, they will get even lower. The state rate for energy sold to manufacturers will drop from 2% to 1%. The state's 159 counties and the City of Atlanta are also reducing local rates for energy sold to manufacturers.

The list is too long to reproduce here, but here’s a teaser:

  • Appling County: October 2014 rate - 4%; January 2015 rate - 2.5%
  • Cherokee County: October 2014 rate - 3.5%; January 2015 rate - 2.25%
  • Houston County: October 2014 rate - 4.5%; January 2015 rate - 3.25%
  • Muscogee County: October 2014 rate - 4%; January 2015 rate - 1.5%
  • City of Atlanta: October 2014 rate - 0.5%; January 2015 rate - 0.25%

Full lists are available on the Georgia Department of Revenue website. Follow the links:

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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.