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P&G meets with state delegation to cut energy tax

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County's entire legislative delegation met with officials from Procter & Gamble Wednesday morning to talk about more potential tax relief for the company.

P&G is asking the delegation to try to reduce the amount of energy tax they pay. Local legislators say both the energy tax and inventory tax hinder business in Georgia and are a top priority when it comes to tax reform. Representative Ed Rynders says he's already brought up the topic under the golden dome.

"I've been in conversation with the chairman of the Was and Means committee Larry O'Neal this is something that again is a priority within the state of Georgia, the questions isn't a matter of if but when. What we're going to do is be looking at other tax issues in the future and what affect it has on the over all economy," said Re. Ed Rynders, (R)-Lee County.

The state collects 240 million dollars a year from the energy tax. One Hundred and sixty million dollars from the tax goes to local governments.

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