Press Releases

Deal announces creation of Local Government 9-1-1 Authority

June 8, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced creation of the Local Government 9-1-1 Authority, which will be housed under the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), on July 1. Deal will introduce legislation codifying the Authority during the 2018 legislative session. 

Deal: May tax revenues up 10.3 percent

June 5, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for May totaled nearly $1.73 billion, for an increase of $161.5 million, or 10.3 percent, compared to May 2016. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled roughly $19.79 billion, for an increase of $880.3 million, or 4.7 percent, over last year when net tax revenues totaled $18.91 billion.

Deal: April tax revenues up 9.1 percent

May 4, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for April totaled $2.26 billion, for an increase of $187.9 million, or 9.1 percent, compared to April 2016. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $18.06 billion, for an increase of nearly $718.8 million, or 4.1 percent, over last year when net tax revenues totaled $17.34 billion.

Tax Preparers Arrested for Fraud

April 20, 2017

On Thursday April 20, 2017 Georgia Department of Revenue Agents executed a search warrant in the Hawkinsville area related to a fraudulent tax preparer. In addition to the search warrants, an arrest warrant was issued for Mitchell Monroe Myers.

Deal: March tax revenues up 2.1 percent

April 10, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for March totaled nearly $1.57 billion, for an increase of $32.5 million, or 2.1 percent, compared to March 2016. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $15.8 billion, for an increase of $530.9 million, or 3.5 percent, over last year when net tax revenues totaled almost $15.27 billion. 

Deal: February tax revenue offers mixed results

March 7, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for February totaled approximately $1.17 billion, for a decrease of $70 million, or -5.6 percent, compared to February 2016. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $14.23 billion, for an increase of $498.4 million, or 3.6 percent, over last year, when net tax revenues totaled $13.73 billion.

Deal: January tax revenues up 7.5 percent

February 9, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled $2.2 billion, for an increase of $154.1 million, or 7.5 percent, compared to January 2016.

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