Press Releases

New State Revenue Commissioner Encourages Drivers to Renew May Tags Before May 20th

May 14, 2019

The Georgia Motor Vehicle Division is implementing Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES), a new state-of-the-art system upgrade for vehicle registration and titling services during Memorial Day weekend. Statewide, all County Tag Offices will be unable to process vehicle registrations and titling transactions Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27. 

David Curry Sworn in as New State Revenue Commissioner

May 14, 2019

Today, Governor Brian Kemp swore in David Curry as the new State Revenue Commissioner. Commissioner Curry was appointed as the new Revenue Commissioner on May 3, he previously served as the Henry County Tax Commissioner. Commissioner Curry is the first ever tax commissioner to be appointed to the office of State Revenue Commissioner.

April Net Tax Revenues Up 24.2%

May 6, 2019

Atlanta, GA - Georgia’s April net tax collections totaled $2.87 billion for an increase of $559.7 million, or 24.2 percent, compared to April 2018 when net tax collections totaled $2.31 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $19.91 billion for an increase of almost $939.7 million, or 5 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $18.97 billion.

Tax Commissioners Warn Drivers to Renew May Tags Early

May 2, 2019

ATLANTA – At a joint news conference hosted by Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand, Georgia Revenue Commissioner Lynne Riley and Tax Commissioners from Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties announced that computer upgrades in all of Georgia’s counties going on later in May 2019 will result in some services at local tag offices being temporarily unavailable. The action is being taken to accommodate the upgrade and transition to the new Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES). Drivers are being asked to renew tags by May 20, 2019 to avoid major issues.

March Net Tax Revenues Up 7 percent

April 8, 2019

The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for March totaled nearly $1.67 billion for an increase of $109 million, or 7 percent, compared to March 2018, when net tax collections totaled almost $1.56 billion.  Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $17.04 billion for an increase of $380 million, or 2.3 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $16.66 billion through three quarters.

February Net Tax Revenues Up 5.5%

March 11, 2019

The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for February totaled almost $1.3 billion for an increase of $67.6 million - or 5.5 percent - compared to February 2018 when net tax collections totaled roughly $1.23 billion.

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