Tools to Build

In order to continue the legacy of strong cities driving the state’s economy, Georgia’s cities need to preserve the tools that built that legacy.

Related Issues

Internet Sales Tax
The very viability of retail in Georgia relies on leveling the playing field for our brick and mortar retailers in cities and downtowns. In 2016, Georgia and its local governments lost out of an estimated $357 million in uncollected taxes from out-of-state Internet sales or e-commerce transactions. This creates a competitive disadvantage for our local businesses, which employ people in our communities, and are often the heartbeat of our cities. Additionally, leveling the playing field for Georgia-based retailers by applying sales tax to all Internet purchases would alleviates the pressure to raise millage rates. Applying the same rule to online retail as we do to local stores will lead to more vibrant and thriving communities.