Press Releases

DOR Warns Buyers to beware of flooded vehicles in wake of Hurricanes

October 24, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane season and the resulting widespread flooding, the Department of Revenue (DOR) is joining Attorney General Chris Carr and officials throughout the State and country in warning customers to beware of flood-damaged vehicles being sold as new or used, undamaged vehicles. 

Despite Data Breaches, Progress in the Fight Against Tax Fraud

October 19, 2017

Commissioner Lynne Riley recently traveled to Washington, DC to take part in the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Annual Security Summit to discuss the progress in the fight against tax fraud. In addition to the IRS, other State tax authorities and the tax preparation industry were on hand to collaborate on ways to continue making strides against tax fraud.

Deal: September tax revenues up 3.1 percent

October 6, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for September totaled nearly $2.08 billion, for an increase of approximately $62 million, or 3.1 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled roughly $2.01 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $5.48 billion, for an increase of $171.5 million, or 3.2 percent, compared to September 2016, when net tax revenues totaled $5.31 billion.

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Flood-Damaged Vehicles Being Sold in the Wake of Recent Storms

September 20, 2017

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today cautioned Georgians in the market for a vehicle to be aware that many of the flood-damaged cars from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will be recycled into the used car market.  Such vehicles are often sold at auction and then wind up on used car lots. Sometimes the vehicle’s title will indicate “salvage” or “totaled,” but sometimes dishonest dealers retitle the vehicle in another state and do not disclose the damage on the vehicle’s title as required, a practice known as “title washing.”

Department of Revenue to Waive IRP/IFTA Requirements Due to Hurricanes

September 12, 2017

The Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Revenue, pursuant to the powers granted by law, is temporarily suspending the requirements associated with the Georgia International Registration Plan (IRP) and the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) trip and fuel permits for vehicles providing direct assistance with hurricane relief efforts.

Deal: August tax revenues down -0.2 percent

September 8, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for August totaled nearly $1.69 billion, for a decrease of $4 million, or -0.2 percent, compared to August 2016. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled almost $3.41 billion, for an overall increase of $109.5 million, or 3.3 percent, over last year when net tax revenues totaled $1.69 billion.

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