Georgia sales tax rate changes
- Sales Tax Rate Changes
- Feb 28, 2017 | Gail Cole
Several local sales and use tax rate changes will take effect in Georgia beginning April 1, 2017.
City sales and use tax rate changes
Atlanta currently levies the 4% state rate, the 3% Fulton County rate, and the 1% Water and Sewer Projects and Cost Tax (MOST), for a combined rate of 8%. Beginning March 1, 2017, the city will also levy a 0.5% MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) sales tax. Then, beginning April 1, it will impose a 0.4% transportation special purpose sales and use tax (TSPLOST). As of March 1, the combined sales and use tax rate for Atlanta will be 8.5%; as of April 1, it will be 8.9%.
County sales and use tax rate changes
The combined sales and use tax rate in Fulton County is currently 7% (4% state, 3% county). Beginning April 1, 2017, the county will levy an additional 0.75% TSPLOST outside the City of Atlanta, for a new combined rate of 7.75%.
The following counties will levy an additional LSE (local option, special purpose, education) sales and use tax, for a new combined rate of 7%:
Rate changes such as these make sales and use tax challenging, especially for companies selling in multiple jurisdictions. Learn more.