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Georgia sales tax rate changes, April 2017


 Numerous sales tax rate changes coming soon to the Atlanta area.

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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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.