2010 Georgia Code
§ 48-16A-1 - Legislative findings, declarations, and intent

O.C.G.A. 48-16A-1 (2010)
48-16A-1. Legislative findings, declarations, and intent

The General Assembly finds and declares that a public purpose is served by the waiver of tax penalties and criminal prosecution in return for the immediate reporting and payment of previously underreturned, unreturned, or unpaid state and local ad valorem tax liabilities. The General Assembly further finds and declares that the benefits gained through this program include, among other things, increased collection of certain currently owed state and local ad valorem taxes, permanently bringing into the state and local tax system taxpayers who have been evading payment of local taxes and providing an opportunity for taxpayers to satisfy state and local ad valorem tax obligations before stepped-up local tax enforcement programs take effect. It is the intention of the General Assembly in enacting this chapter that the property tax amnesty program provided under this chapter be a one-time occurrence which shall not be repeated in the future because taxpayers' expectations of any future property tax amnesty programs could have a counterproductive effect on compliance under this chapter.

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