Press Releases

Deal: June tax revenues up 2.6 percent

July 11, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for June totaled nearly $1.96 billion, for an increase of $50.2 million, or 2.6 percent, over last year. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled almost $21.75 billion, for an overall increase of $930.5 million, or 4.5 percent, compared to June 2016, when net tax revenues totaled $20.81 billion.

Department of Revenue and Department of Driver Services award DRIVES Project

July 6, 2017

The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) have awarded the Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES) contract to Fast Enterprises, LLC. Fast Enterprises has a proven track record of on-time and on-budget delivery, completing projects both in the State of Georgia and across the nation. The DRIVES project was initiated to modernize the current DOR Tag & Title system and the DDS Driver’s License system. 

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. 

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