Augusta commissioners to discuss millage rate, vacancy today

...called meeting Monday at 11:30 a.m. to adopt and approve a mill rate that will then be submitted to the Georgia Department of Revenue.Compromise might not come easy. Some commissioners, including District 4's Alvin Mason, vehemently opposed...

Commission votes no on property tax increase

...called meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday to adopt and approve a mill rate that will need to be submitted to the Georgia Department of Revenue. Its only other option was to restart the process and revisit the proposal in two weeks.Lockett said that...

Augusta Commission votes 7-0 to raise property taxes

...one-time bonus for all staff plus the opportunity for them to sell five vacation days back to the city.Facing Georgia Department of Revenue deadlines for setting the millage rate, which must be done before tax bills are mailed to collect both Augusta...

Augusta Commission holds off on tax increase

...Commissioner Steven Kendrick informed commissioners that the city has already obtained a 30-day extension from the Georgia Department of Revenue and that Richmond County Board of Education members had been calling because the school system needs its funds...

Owners can appeal county's assessment of property value

Taxpayers disputing Augusta-Richmond County's latest assessment of their property values have less than a month to file an appeal.

SPLOST questions

The conclusion of The Augusta Chronicle daily series addressing the 1 percent sales tax collection. Final question: If SPLOST 7 fails, how will the city pay for ongoing renovations at the Municipal Building?

SPLOST question: How is the SPLOST collected?

...manufacturers collect the special purpose local option sales tax at the point of purchase and remit payment to the Georgia Department of Revenue.In Augusta-Richmond County, where retail goods are also subject to an additional 7 percent in sales taxes...

A chill of malfeasance

...county coffers.Allen, through her attorney, said she was unaware of the change in state law. However, Georgia Department of Revenue documents show Allen attended a training session in Athens in 2007 that covered the changes.Clearly, something...

Complaint about Confederate flag on specialty Georgia tag

...spokesman.The Georgia division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans requested the new plate design, and the Georgia Department of Revenue recently approved it. The group's old plate had a small Confederate battle flag. The new one features an...

Reports detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents

...Allen said. Separately, Copart, the firm that purchased Deal's company, has been fighting claims by the Georgia Department of Revenue that it failed to remit sales taxes of $74 million, including penalties and interest. Allen said the rent...