Georgia’s TANF Leavers 2009-15: How Are They Faring?

Posted On February 12, 2018

CSLF Report, Publication No. 38, Feb. 13, 2018, Fred Brooks, Anna Chaney and Sara Mack This report presents major findings from 87 face-to-face interviews conducted between February and July 2016 with people who left the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in Georgia. The study examined the lives of ex-recipients who left TANF between… more »

Analysis of Georgia’s Title Ad Valorem Tax 2013-2016

Posted On November 13, 2017

FRC Report, Publication No. 295, Sept. 26, 2017, Laura Wheeler In 2013, Georgia implemented the title ad valorem tax, or TAVT, leveling significant implications for vehicle taxation. Notably, the new system replaced the previous sales tax ad valorem system with a one-time tax on new purchases, leases, and out-of-state vehicle registration. This report analyzes the… more »

A Brief History of the Property Tax in Georgia

Posted On November 13, 2017

FRC Report, Publication No. 293, April 25, 2017, David Sjoquist This is an update to a 2008 Fiscal Research Center report about the development of Georgia’s property tax system, which dates back to 1852. This report begins by describing the tax system that existed prior to 1852 and discussing why that system was replaced. It… more »

The Fiscal Architecture of Georgia

Posted On January 12, 2017

FRC Report, Publication No. 292. Jan. 12, 2017, Rahul Pathak and Sally Wallace Economic and demographic factors have important implications for public finances in Georgia. This report provides detailed information on major economic and demographic changes in Georgia and their impact on the fiscal health of the state.

Georgia’s Rankings Among the States: Budget, Taxes and Other Indicators (2017)

Posted On January 12, 2017

FRC Report, Publication No. 291. Jan. 12, 2017, Robert Buschman and Wesley Jones  This annual publication is a collection of metrics and state rankings that compare Georgia to other states. Several comparisons focus on total state or local government revenue and expenditures, but the guide also includes measures that compare either expenditures or state characteristics within specific functional… more »

Age-Based Property Tax Exemptions in Georgia

Posted On September 27, 2016

CSLF Report, Publication No. 29, Sept. 27, 2016, H. Spencer Banzhaf, Ryan Mickey, Carlianne Patrick Many local jurisdictions across the United States, including a number in Georgia, offer property tax exemptions to older Americans. These age-based exemptions can vary widely and be controversial. This new report attempts to inform such debates by describing the prevalence of… more »

Modeling Georgia Fundamental Tax Reform Using REMI

Posted On August 30, 2016

FRC Report, Publication No. 288, Aug. 30, 2016, Peter Bluestone The study uses Regional Economic Models, Inc., or REMI, to examine the effects of tax reform on different sectors of the state economy, including labor force participation, savings and investments, and consumer spending, among others. The report finds that fundamental tax reform — using the REMI… more »

Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

Posted On June 27, 2016

CSLF Report, Publication No. 25. June 24, 2016, Lindsay Kuhn, Sarah Larson and Carolyn Bourdeaux In a new report, researchers examine the landscape of Georgia’s community improvement districts (CIDs), focusing on their evolution and key characteristics, as well as providing an in-depth analysis of five select districts.