Georgia Republicans push further taxpayer relief

(The Center Square) — Georgia Republicans are pushing a series of measures they say will provide “major tax relief.”

Among the four bills is House Bill 1015, which would speed up the state’s income tax cut from 5.75% to 5.39%, a process proponents say would return $1 billion to taxpayers. Additionally, with House Bill 1024, lawmakers want to eliminate the cap on the Revenue Shortfall Reserve.

Other measures are House Bill 1021, which would increase the child tax deduction to $4,000 from $3,000, and House Bill 1019, which would double the homestead exemption, raising it to $4,000.

“Right now, there is no more important issue impacting Georgia families than higher prices as a result of President Biden and Washington’s 40-year high inflation,” Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns, R-Newington, said in an announcement.

“Working together with Governor [Brian] Kemp, we have
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