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Tax Law

Georgia General Assembly Adjourns with New Tax Legislation

Friday, June 26, 2020 was “Sine Die” or the 40th and final legislative day of the 2019–2020 legislative session at the Georgia General Assembly.

  • The legislative session was suspended since March 13, 2020 but resumed earlier this month for the remaining 11 days of the legislative session.
  • In the last days of the legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed key legislation, including conformity to the federal tax law, a new rideshare fee, changes to interest payments on direct pay permit holder’s refund claims, and amendments to the film tax credit.
  • However, bills limiting tax credits and exemptions, eliminating or reducing administrative deference at the Tax Tribunal, legalizing online sports betting, and facilitating contingency fees failed to pass.

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