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Third-Party Sellers to Pay Georgia Sales Tax Under New Law

Third-party sellers using online marketplaces will have to pay sales taxes to the state of Georgia under a bill Gov. Brian Kemp has signed. The measure will tighten sales tax collections from online businesses including Amazon, eBay and Airbnb.

Signed Thursday by Kemp, House Bill 276 takes effect April 1. Lawmakers eager to boost revenues reached an agreement on the measure in the opening days of this year's legislative session. State officials estimate that tightening marketplace rules could bring in $78 million for the state and $65 million for local governments in the first year.