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Cities Could get Larger Share of Georgia Vehicle Tax Revenue

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Georgia lawmakers could change how vehicle tax revenue is split among local governments. House members voted 157-1 on Tuesday for House Bill 779, sending it to the Senate for more debate. Georgia charges a combined title fee and property tax when an owner first registers a vehicle in Georgia.

That was a change from the earlier system of annual property tax payments. Now, 28% of shared revenue goes to counties, 23% to cities and 49% to a county school district. The bill would give cities 28% and counties 23%. In cities with their own school districts, city government would get more.

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