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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 »

What the Changing Face of Georgia Means for the State’s Fiscal Health

Posted On April 21, 2017
Categories FRC Blog, Highlights

Georgia’s changing population and economy are creating new challenges and opportunities for the state, with potentially far-reaching implications. How Georgia responds to its aging population, projected increase in demand for health care, and shifting employment base will all affect the state’s fiscal health in the decades to come.

From 2000 to 2030, Georgia is projected… more »

Students, Researchers and Faculty Lead at National Tax Association Conference

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, along with the Fiscal Research Center and (FRC) the Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF), were among the country’s preeminent scholars in tax policy who attended the recent National Tax Association Conference in Maryland.

In particular, the school’s graduate research assistants, excelled at the… more »

Low-Income Single Moms Show Greater Earnings than Other Groups

Posted On July 29, 2016

ATLANTA—Single mothers in Georgia who participate in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) experience greater income mobility than males, whites and people with disabilities according to a study by Georgia State University economists.

Most single mothers on SNAP who start with no income experience substantial earnings mobility in subsequent years, according to the… more »

Call for Proposals: Next Generation of Public Finance Conference

Posted On January 14, 2016
Categories Featured Content

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies will host the Next Generation of Public Finance Conference May 5 and 6, 2016. We are currently seeking paper proposals for the conference.

Current policy challenges including globalization, income inequality, demographic changes, and contingent liabilities call for renewed efforts to identify solutions. The field of public finance is being challenged… more »