GA Dept of Revenue Publishes New Report on County Distribution of Taxes

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As a former "insider", I've been known to take a shot or two at the goings on at the Georgia Department of Revenue. However, in fairness, I'm always willing to compliment them when they do something progressive, efficient, transparent, or just plain helpful.

Such is the case with today's topic.

In a press release issued this week http://budurl.com/jwpn the Georgia Department of Revenue announces that for the first time, a greater amount of data will be available on their website that shows how Sales Tax revenues are distributed around the 159 counties throughout the state.

One of the great things about this new report is that you can look up the distribution data for all jurisdictions in Georgia (counties, cities, school systems, etc) for every month going back to 1999. You can also export this data to Excel or to text, if you want to do some statistical analysis. The new reporting system also shows the source of revenue to a jurisdiction, whether by collections, audit, or other source.

The new report can be found at http://budurl.com/3bw2

Prior to this new report being made available, the Department published some high-level data in a monthly report and more detailed data in its Annual Report, but that was usually a year old by the time the book was published.

In short, give credit to Commissioner Bart Graham and the Georgia Department of Revenue for creating a useful new tool for the citizens of Georgia.

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