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Gov. Kemp Extends Gas Tax Suspension

Kemp extends fuel tax suspension

Governor Brian Kemp announced Georgia residents will continue see relief at the gas pumps through the holidays. Kemp is extending the suspension of the motor fuel tax until January 10th. The measure, which first went into effect in March, eliminates the 29 cents per gallon tax for consumers. It has resulted in a savings of around a billion dollars for Georgia motorists.

“I extended that motor fuel tax suspension and have renewed it six times by executive order,” Kemp said. “In total, we have saved Georgians well over a billion dollars at the pump, as a result. Those savings could then be spent on groceries, school supplies and clothing for their children, and other necessities.”

Kemp also announced additional tax relief measure for Georgia residents.

“As I shared on the campaign trail, I’m calling for a second, one-time tax refund of equal size to the first. Once again, it will give over 1 billion dollars back to Georgia taxpayers.”

“I’m also asking that we use an additional billion dollars to fund homeowner tax relief at the local level in the amended 2023 budget.”

That homeowner tax rebate would save the average Georgia homeowner between 15 and 25 percent, or around $500 on average on their local property tax bill next year.

Kemp said those measures combined with the first tax refund and cash assistance program earlier this year add up to more than $5 billion in relief for Georgians.

The Governor was joined by Lt. Governor-Elect Burt Jones, Speaker Jan Jones and Speaker-Nominee Jon Burns.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!