Atlanta, GA (AP) - A panel created by the state Legislature to
revamp Georgia's tax code adopted a resolution saying its plan will
not increase or decrease the state's tax collections.
The resolution approved Tuesday comes after the Washington-based
Americans For Tax Reform questioned whether the group's proposal
actually hikes taxes.
The Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians
last month recommended that the state put the state sales tax back
on groceries and hike the cigarette tax. But it also wants to
gradually lower the personal income tax and trim the corporate tax.
Panel chairman A.D. Frazier said Tuesday that resolution
confirms what has been the council's guiding principle from the
start: that the final proposal should essentially break even.
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