A Billion and Counting: Uncollected Taxes in Georgia - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

A Billion and Counting: Uncollected Taxes in Georgia

Posted: Updated:

ATLANTA (AP) - Could more than $1 billion in Georgia sales taxes be going uncollected every year?

Maybe, say some Georgia lawmakers. And with the state fighting its way out of a huge budget hole, they're pushing proposals designed to ensure businesses pay their share.

Competing plans being pushed by Republicans and Democrats would each require business license lists to be crosschecked with sales tax receipts. The GOP proposal would place that responsibility with the state Department of Revenue. The Democratic plan would have the state share lists with local governments.

But state Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham said the Democratic plan would violate the state's taxpayer confidentiality laws.

 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • NewsMore>>

  • Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

    Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:35 AM EDT2017-06-28 10:35:24 GMT
    The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more.More
    The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more.More
  • The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill

    The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:06 AM EDT2017-06-28 10:06:54 GMT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has faith in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ability to round up the votes for the GOP health care bill despite growing opposition.More
    House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has faith in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ability to round up the votes for the GOP health care bill despite growing opposition.More
  • Warm and Sunny Today

    Warm and Sunny Today

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 5:44 AM EDT2017-06-28 09:44:09 GMT

    Good Wednesday.  We will be much warmer today with highs in the mid to upper 80s.  You can expect nice outdoor weather with plenty of sunshine and low humidity sticking around one more day. Thursday will not be as warm with highs in the low 80s, but it will be more humid with a chance for some showers in the afternoon.

    More

    Good Wednesday.  We will be much warmer today with highs in the mid to upper 80s.  You can expect nice outdoor weather with plenty of sunshine and low humidity sticking around one more day. Thursday will not be as warm with highs in the low 80s, but it will be more humid with a chance for some showers in the afternoon.

    More
Powered by Frankly