New Legislation Caps Georgia's Energy Manufacturing Tax

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Perdue signed the bill creating a cap for certain energy prices; now there will be no additional state sales and use tax paid by Georgia manufactures.

This includes propane, natural gas use, coal, and more. Local manufacturers have said the state's energy tax for manufacturers has put them at a disadvantage for many years.

"It's not a complete exemption like most states in the Southeast one completely exempt on energy, but it's a step in the right direction," says Valdosta Lowndes Industrial Authority Director Brad Lofton.

Local manufactures have been trying to get this tax eliminated or at least capped for several years, now. Georgia is one of the few states in the Southeast that carries an energy manufacturing tax.