October 1, 2023


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Gov. Kemp signs state income tax cuts into law. Here’s what that means for you: – WSB-TV Channel 2

Gov. Kemp signals condition cash flow tax cuts into law Starting Jan. 1, 2024, that tax fee will fall incrementally for five decades right up until it reaches just 4% in 2029.

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law Tuesday a person of the greatest point out profits tax cuts in Georgia historical past — and he did it in the very county in which his main GOP rival David Perdue grew up.

Perdue desires to get rid of the state cash flow tax entirely, even though lots of leading lawmakers really do not imagine that is a fantastic notion. So they arrived up with this incremental tax cut that will slash your condition taxes over 5 several years.

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“I strongly consider that govt really should just take in the really least volume feasible needed to serve the folks appropriately,” Kemp explained.

Ideal now, the condition revenue tax rate is just beneath 6%.

Starting off Jan. 1, 2024, that tax charge will drop incrementally for 5 many years right until it reaches just 4% in 2029.

But the legislation does have some built-in circuit breakers in circumstance a recession causes the state to miss some specific financial growth targets.


If that occurs, the tax lower will be delayed a complete calendar year until eventually those people targets are achieved.

“We will have to hardly ever neglect that taxpayer bucks are the people’s cash. They’re not the government’s,” Kemp said.

Perdue does not consider the tax cuts go practically significantly plenty of. He’s been calling for a entire elimination of the point out income tax for months now, some thing other GOP lawmakers like House Speaker David Ralston be concerned would hamstring condition funds.

On Monday, Perdue explained it is time Georgia manufactured a alter in leadership.

“We have a governor who was embattled, and who I feel genuinely showed the true colours of why he is a weak chief, and why we have to have to make a alter,” Perdue explained. “I really consider that a weakened governor was exposed.”

Houston County is also exactly where Perdue’s initial cousin, previous Ga Gov. Sonny Perdue, is from. He joined Kemp for a significant financial announcement bringing 800 careers to Houston County, but he was not there as aspect of a marketing campaign celebration.