Georgia Business Inventory Exemption, Referendum A (2010)
The measure allowed for inventory of businesses to be exempt from state property tax.
- See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
|Referendum A (Business Inventory)|
Official results obtained from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The ballot question read as follows:
Shall the Act be approved which grants an exemption from state ad valorem taxation for inventory of a business?
- (__) Yes
- (__) No
Media editorial positions
- Savannah Morning News supported Referendum A. The editorial board said, "Georgia is one of only six states that levy a state property tax on business inventory. Referendum A would bring the Peach State in line with most of the rest of the country, and reduce the tax burden on Georgia businesses."
- Creative Loafing said, "At issue: Eliminating a state tax on inventory that sits unsold in businesses' warehouses and stockrooms. That would mean the state would see about $2 million less in revenue — an amount even the staunchest of tax-break opponents say is small."
Path to the ballot
- Proposed Constitutional Amendments and State-Wide Referendum Question prepared by the Georgia Secretary of State's office.
- HB 482 summary
- HB 482 full text
- "Yes on A" campaign website (dead link)
- Atlanta Progressive News, "APN Overview of Proposed 2010 Georgia Amendment 5, Referendum A," October 24, 2010
- Georgia General Assembly, "HB 482 full text," accessed September 24, 2010
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Georgia 2010 ballot amendments & referendums," accessed September 24, 2010 (timed out)
- Savannah Morning News, "Burying relics," October 10, 2010
- Creative Loafing, "Our pick for ballot measures: Yes to all (except Amendment 1)," October 27, 2010
- Georgia General Assembly, "HB 482 summary," accessed September 24, 2010
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