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12/20/05

Governor Announces Heating Tax Break

The State of Georgia is about to get a little holiday relief on heating bills, thanks to a cut in sales tax announced by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Late yesterday, the governor announced that Georgia will suspend half of the state sales tax that consumers pay for natural gas and liquid propane used for home heating for three months this winter.

Perdue says the tax break will keep the state from bringing in enormous revenue based on the high cost of natural gas and propane already projected for this winter.

"These months are the peak home heating months and while we understand as a state we can't control the commodity prices, we can let the people know that we understand the fix they're in and return any revenue windfall to Georgia families by reducing their heating bills," he said.

Some say the executive order could save consumers between $16 million and $20 million.

Reported by: Jamie Ertle, jertle@wtoc.com

 

 

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