December 28, 2017
“Under the incentives proposal, lawmakers would create a program to offer state income tax deductions of up to $50,000 annually for 10 years to new residents of rural counties. That yearly deduction would double to $100,000 in counties that also give property tax abatements to new residents.”
What about those of us that are living in and have lived in Rural Georgia for years? Are we just out of luck for any tax breaks?? And why would these poor, rural counties give away property taxes? Isn’t this the reason they want MORE people to move in–for an increased tax base????? Who would make up that loss of revenue? Oh, yeah, the people that already live here and are paying way too much in property taxes already!
If the State has so much extra money, why don’t they give ALL the citizens of Georgia a tax break by decreasing the state taxes, the fuel taxes, the sales taxes, the permit fees, etc.?? The State always has plenty of money to give away to big billion dollar corporations in “incentives” to move to Georgia, but never can seem to help the people that already live here.
Is this idea really a way to help rural counties or just another way to push Atlanta’s problems on someone else? Rural Georgia seems to be just about anywhere but the Atlanta area.
You can read the entire article here.
Citizens, be informed and stay informed! Only by being informed, can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County. That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.