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Beware of car tax changes
Bulloch tax commissioner asks residents to be patient
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A new car tax bill eliminates the "birthday tax" and applies a one-time 6.5 percent sales tax to auto purchases after March 1. - photo by Associated Press
Georgia House Bill 386, which was passed in 2012, is causing quite a stir among Georgia automobile dealers as well as within the Bulloch County Tax Commissioner's office. Among key reforms in the bill, the unpopular "birthday tax," or ad valorem tax that car owners pay each year when they renew their car tag, is being eliminated. Specifically, individuals who purchase a new or used car after March 1, 2013, will no longer have to pay the annual tax.
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