2020 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 17 - Payday Lending
§ 16-17-5. Tax on Loans

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-17-5 (2020)
  1. There is imposed a state tax on all loans made in violation of this chapter. Such tax shall be administered and collected in connection with the Georgia income taxation of the person making such loans and shall be in addition to any other tax liability of such person.
  2. The tax imposed by this Code section shall be at the rate of 50 percent of all proceeds received by a person from loans made in violation of this chapter.
  3. A person making loans in violation of this chapter shall declare and return the proceeds subject to taxation under this Code section as a part of such person's Georgia income tax return.
  4. The state revenue commissioner shall retain returns under this Code section apart from all other returns and shall not disclose any part of such a return for any purpose other than the collection of tax owed or a criminal prosecution involving tax matters. In a criminal proceeding under this chapter, a person's return of proceeds under this Code section and any evidence derived as a result of such return shall not be admissible.

(Code 1981, §16-17-5, enacted by Ga. L. 2004, p. 60, § 3.)

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