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March 5, 2014

EDITORIAL: Winners and losers in the TAVT increase

One of the most confusing tax increases the Georgia General Assembly has foisted on the public is the TAVT, the Title Ad Valorem Tax. The annual birthday tax that rolls around for our vehicles is no more, replaced by the 2012 law that gathers all that tax money up front at a rate that started at 6.5 percent and could end up as high as 9 percent. For lawmakers who have pledged not to raise taxes, this was a case of wink-wink, nod-nod.

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