2010 Georgia Code
§ 48-16A-6 - Taxpayers eligible for amnesty

O.C.G.A. 48-16A-6 (2010)
48-16A-6. Taxpayers eligible for amnesty

(a) Property tax amnesty shall be granted for any taxpayer who meets the requirements of Code Section 48-16A-5 in accordance with the following:

(1) For ad valorem taxes which are owed as a result of the nonreturning or underreturning of any ad valorem tax liabilities or the nonpayment of any delinquent ad valorem taxes owed by an eligible taxpayer, the local collection official shall waive criminal prosecution and all civil penalties which may be assessed under any provision of law for the taxable years or periods for which property tax amnesty is requested; and

(2) With the exception of instances in which the taxpayer and local collection official enter into an installment payment agreement authorized under subsection (c) of Code Section 48-16A-5, the failure to pay all taxes and, if required, interest as shown on the taxpayer's property tax amnesty tax return shall invalidate any property tax amnesty granted pursuant to this chapter.

(b) This chapter shall not apply to any taxpayer who is on notice, written or otherwise, of a criminal investigation being conducted by an agency of the state or any political subdivision thereof, nor shall this chapter apply to any taxpayer who is the subject of any criminal litigation which is pending on the date of the taxpayer's application in any court of this state for nonpayment, delinquency, evasion, or fraud in relation to any of the ad valorem taxes to which this property tax amnesty program is applicable.

(c) No refund or credit shall be granted for any interest or penalty paid prior to the time the taxpayer requests amnesty pursuant to Code Section 48-16A-5.

(d) Unless the local collection official in the discretion of such local collection official redetermines the amount of taxes and interest due, no refund or credit shall be granted for any taxes or interest paid under the property tax amnesty program.

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