Some lawmakers say they may kill Georgia's income tax next year
ATLANTA (Times Free Press) -- A group of Republican lawmakers in Atlanta wants to do away with Georgia's 6 percent income tax and replace it -- mainly by increasing taxes on sales and services.
State Rep. Tom Kirby, R-Loganville, set the stage for what could be a sweeping change to Georgia's tax system when he introduced the "Fair Taxation Act of 2014" on the final day of the legislative session.
"It's a bill to eliminate income tax in the state of Georgia," Kirby said. "I think we've got a good chance in 2014 to get this passed."
Kirby believes the switch to what he calls "tax on consumption" would simplify Georgia's tax system, spur the state's economy, create jobs, attract employers and put Georgia on a more competitive footing with Tennessee and Florida, two bordering states without income tax.
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