Press Releases

2016 Sales Tax Holidays

April 27, 2016

Clothing, Computers, and School Supplies -- July 30-31, 2016

Energy or Water Efficient Products -- September 30-October 2, 2016

 

Tax Preparers Arrested for Fraud

April 19, 2016

On Monday April 18, 2016 Georgia Department of Revenue Agents executed 4 search
warrants throughout the metro Atlanta area related to fraudulent tax preparers. The
locations included businesses in Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb and DeKalb Counties. In
addition to the search warrants, arrest warrants were issued for Chanel Uboh, Jahaya
Whitmore, Michael Williams, and Phyllis Spears. Williams, Uboh, and Whitmore were
arrested. Ms. Spears currently has active warrants out for her arrest.

IRS: New Tax Scam Targeting Tax Professionals

April 15, 2016

In advance of the tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service today warned tax professionals of a new emerging scam in which cybercriminals obtain remote control of preparers’ computer systems, complete and file client tax returns and redirect refunds to thieves’ accounts.

Deal: March tax revenues up 2.2 percent

April 8, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for March totaled $1.53 billion, for an increase of $31.4 million, or 2.2 percent, over March 2015. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled nearly $15.27 billion, an increase of $1.42 billion, or 10.3 percent, compared to March 2015, when net tax revenues totaled almost $13.85 billion.