Ad Valorem Tax: New tag law creates confusion, waits

alt

Alexrandra Stricklin, Brandie Bing, and Angie Hall arrived at the Coweta County Tag Office around 4:25 Friday afternoon. After waiting in line for 20 minutes, they were told they couldn’t be seen that day because the line was too long and county workers are not paid overtime for working past 5 p.m.

By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
sarah@newnan.com
Long lines and confusion and frustration for some are accompanying the implementation of the new Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) law in Coweta.
As of March 1, all vehicles purchased or brought into the state are charged a 6.5 percent title tax instead of sales tax and yearly taxes on the vehicle. Processing that paperwork takes more time than a simple tag renewal, and that’s why wait times are longer — even with a new part-time employee in the tag office and several workers from the property tax division pitching in to help.
To read this story in full content, you must either be a Print or Digital Edition Subscriber. Click on the following link to the digital edition log-in page, newnantimesherald.ga.newsmemory.com/?date=20130310 . 
Current subscribers should log-in to access this story. If you are a print subscriber and do not have a log-in, please create an account. Non-subscribers must create an account after clicking on the digital edition link and choose a subscription or single-issue option to access this story.


More Business

Downtown development benefits everyone

Cities across Georgia continue to operate in a hyper-competitive environment; the competition for investment opportunities has intensified a ... Read More


Business Briefs

Nickell Rental carrying new CAT mini excavators Nickell Rental of Newnan is one of the first owners of the new Cat E2 Series Mini Hydraulic ... Read More


Grantville hosts MEAG/ECG tour

While Grantville residents might not always agree politically, they’re united in their desire to see development and growth come back ... Read More


Industry Spotlight

Martin Pleyer, COO at Grenzebach Corporation

How long has Grenzebach been in Newnan? Grenzebach Corporation is the first subsidiary of Grenzebach and was founded in 1988 by Rudolf Gren ... Read More


Education & Industry

CEC is making a difference

Recently, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle took time out of his schedule to visit Central Educational Center (CEC) in Newnan. During his ten ... Read More

Georgia ranked No. 1 state in U.S. for business

Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been ranked the No. 1 state in the nation for business for the second consecutive yea ... Read More