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A non-partisan think tank assisting Georgia’s state and local policymakers on questions of tax and economic policy.

  • Comprehensive Guides for Georgia’s 2018 Legislative Session Along with legislators in nearly two dozen states, Georgia lawmakers ushered in the 2018 legislative session this week. On Jan. 11, Gov. Nathan Deal plans to give his final State of the State address and release his fiscal year 2019 budget. Among the issues expected to cross Georgia legislators’ desks: the impact… more »
  • New Research Analyzes Impact of Georgia’s TAVT Download the report. In 2013, Georgia implemented the title ad valorem tax, or TAVT, leveling significant implications for vehicle taxation. Notably, the new system replaced the previous sales tax ad valorem system with a one-time tax on new purchases,  leases, and out-of-state vehicle registration. In a new Fiscal Research Center report, Senior Research… more »

Latest Research

Is SNAP a Helping Hand?

State Tax Notes,  Jan. 08, 2018, Sally Wallace and Noah Cohen This brief discusses the benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, while calling for… more »