Atlanta sales tax rate change, March 2017
- Dec 20, 2016 | Gail Cole
Beginning March 1, 2017, the local sales and use tax rate in Atlanta, Georgia, will increase from 1% to 1.5%. With the Fulton County rate of 7%, the combined state and local rate in the city will be 8.5%.
The rate increase is due to the imposition of a new 0.5% Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) sales and use tax, which was approved by voters on November 8, 2016. It’s expected to generate approximately $2.5 billion over the next 40 years, money that will go toward improving the existing high-capacity rail system, building new infill rail stations, purchasing new buses, and adding bus routes and service. Additional information.
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