Georgia sales tax rate changes, April 2017
- Sales Tax Rate Changes
- January 27, 2017 | Gail Cole
Two local sales and use tax rate changes are set to take effect in Georgia on April 1, 2017.
Due to the imposition of a 0.5 percent Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) tax, the combined sales and use tax rate in the City of Atlanta will increase from 8 percent to 8.5 percent on March 1, 2017. Atlanta’s rate will increase again on April 1, when the voter-approved Atlanta TSPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) levy of 0.4 percent takes effect. As of April 1, therefore, Atlanta’s combined rate will be 8.9 percent.
A new local tax will also take effect in Fulton County on April 1, but only outside the City of Atlanta. The combined rate in Fulton County is currently 7 percent. Beginning April 1, when the Fulton County TSPLOST takes effect, the rate will be 7.75 percent. Additional information.
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