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Georgia Farm Tax Exemptions, Referendum A (2006)

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Georgia Referendum A, concerning Farm Tax Exemptions, was on the November 7, 2006 statewide ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved.[1]

The proposal expanded the scope of what is eligible for Georgia's farm tax exemption. Prior to the approval of Referendum A, the farm tax exemption covered farm tractors, combines and other farm equipment. After the approval of Referendum A, the farm tax exemption also applied to farm equipment held under a lease purchase arrangement.

Election results

Referendum A
Approveda Yes 1,190,985 60.7%

Text of measure

Georgia law (Code Section 21-2-4 of the O.C.G.A.) requires that when an election will take place on proposed statutes, the Georgia Secretary of State must provide a neutral summary and explanation of each proposal.

The question and description are incorporated into a voter guide that voters may consult prior to casting their vote.

Ballot question

"Shall the Act be approved which expands the ad valorem tax exemption for agricultural products and equipment to include certain additional farm equipment held under a lease purchase agreement?"


This Act expands eligibility for the existing ad valorem tax exemption for farm tractors, combines, and other farm equipment so that the exemption will apply to equipment which is held under a lease purchase agreement.

If approved by a majority of the voters, the Act becomes effective on January 1, 2007, and applies to all tax years beginning on or after that date.

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