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Georgia has the Tenth Lowest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

Georgia’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the tenth lowest in the nation for FY 2016 at 12.6 percent—or -12 percent below the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Georgia collected $37.8 billion in state and local taxes—or $3,663 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impres…

Georgia’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Fourth “Most Productive” in 2016

// There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s state and local government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their …

Georgia has the Tenth Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2015

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, Georgia collected $35.2 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the aver…

Winning the HGTV 2017 Dream Home on Saint Simons Island, Georgia Will Cost You in Income Taxes

If you win the 2017 HGTV Dream home, since you will need to be prepared for a hefty federal individual income tax bill and, depending on where you live, a state individual income tax bill—both of which I have estimated in this post.
//   Note: While this contest is over, be sure to check out our latest post on the current contest: Be Prepared for a Large Income Tax Bill if You…

Georgia’s Government Workforce is the Fifth “Most Productive” in 2013

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

Georgia has the Ninth Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Georgia collected $33.4 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the aver…

Winning the HGTV 2014 Urban Oasis in Atlanta, Georgia Will Cost You in Income Taxes

This year’s HGTV 2014 Urban Oasis is in Atlanta Georgia. According to the HGTV contest rules, it comes with the home and furnishings ($1,675,000), $50,000 in cash, and a…

Georgia’s Government Workforce is the Sixth “Most Productive” in 2012

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

Calculating Your 2013 Tax Bill

Recently I came across a very cool tax calculator by that allows you to estimate your 2013 tax bill at the federal and state levels. You can choose a quick esti…

Georgia has the Eleventh Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Georgia collected $31.1 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the aver…