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Debate over the recommendations from Georgia’s Special Council on Tax Reform continues. Should the state flatten its income tax rates? Should the state broaden the income tax base? Folks are likely still making up their minds about how they feel about adding groceries back to the sales tax base, among other possible changes.
Georgians concerned about tax fairness should read the new brief from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. It offers several alternatives (using ITEP data) that would tweak the Council’s recommendations and would improve the tax fairness implications of the Council’s initial proposal.