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Georgia tax rate changes, July 2016


 Sales tax rates in Georgia, July 1, 2016.

Several tax rate changes tax effect in Georgia on July 1, 2016.

Sales tax

The rate in Randolph County decreases from 8% to 7%.

Fuel taxes

Prepaid sales tax on all motor fuel sold in the State of Georgia must be remitted by all licensed motor fuel distributors (suppliers and wholesalers). The tax is due at the same time as the state excise tax. For the period July 1 – December 31, 2016, prepaid sales tax rates are based on the following average retail sales prices:

  • Gasoline: $1.813 per gallon
  • Diesel (clear/dyed): $1.836 per gallon
  • Aviation gasoline: $3.00 per gallon
  • Liquid petroleum gas (LPG): $1.954 per gallon
  • Special fuel, including compressed natural gas (CNG): $1.750 per gallon

State excise tax must be collected by licensed distributors on all sales of motor fuel to any purchaser not licensed as a Georgia distributor. Rates in effect since July 2015 remain in effect through December 31, 2016. They are:

  • Gasoline: $0.26 per gallon
  • Diesel (clear/dyed): $0.29 per gallon
  • Aviation gasoline: $0.01 per gallon
  • Liquid petroleum gas (LPG): $0.26 per gallon
  • Special fuel, including compressed natural gas (CNG): $0.26 per gallon

Something to look forward to

Beginning January 1, 2017, there will be a new preliminary excise tax rate. For details, please click on the above “state excise tax” link.

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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.