Georgia Governor: Taxpayers To Receive Refunds After State Budget Passed

On Monday, Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that he had signed this year’s budget for the state that will invest in education and give money back to taxpayers in the state for the second year in a row. 

“Georgia, as we say all the time, is the best state to live, work and raise a family, and it is because of the choices made in this budget by these group of legislators that are here today, and I look forward to working with them to keep it that way,” said Kemp.

The spending plan includes $115 million in funding for school security in every public school in Georgia and $3.5 million in grants to increase student capacity in nursing programs. 

The budget will also return approximately $2 billion to taxpayers in the state. 

Homeowners in Georgia will receive a credit of about $500 on their property tax bill. 

Georgia will also issue tax refunds of $250 for single filers and $500 for joint filers.

The money for the tax refunds is in the budget, but the Georgia state Senate still has to authorize them. They are scheduled to do so on Tuesday.

D & B Staff

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