Friday, January 20, 2012
The General Assembly was in recess this week as members of the House and Senate met with state agencies to discuss proposed budgets for the next year. Several Chamber priorities are currently making their way through the committee process, including:
House Bill 100 - A new version of HB 100 - authored by State Rep. Allen Peake - would create a Georgia Tax Tribunal aimed at establishing an independent review process to remedy state tax disputes. The revised legislation is set to be heard next week before a House committee.
The Georgia Chamber has been a longtime advocate of the creation of a dedicated tax tribunal to oversee disputes involving the Georgia Department of Revenue. The Chamber believes it would allow for a more efficient, streamlined resolution process for businesses and increase the uniformity of decisions in tax cases - taking away some of the unpredictability Georgia business owners can face in this arena.
The legislature will resume on Monday January 23 for Day 6 of the 40-day session.