Georgia Senate Approves Amendment Eliminating State Property Tax

February 13, 2008 | Roger McEowen

 

In mid-February, the Georgia Senate approved a constitutional amendment (SR 859) that would eliminate the state’s share of the property tax – approximately $30 per household.  The vote was 49-4 and is supported by the Governor.  If the measure is supported by two-thirds of the House, the resolution will appear on the November ballot.  In Georgia, the largest portions of property taxes are levied by school districts and local governments.  The measure would prevent local and school officials from shifting the blame for property tax increases to the state.