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Huge car tax measure passed in House

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A plan to replace the property tax on cars with a large one-time fee sailed through the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday and will now go before the Senate.

The measure requires car owners to pay a fee of up to two-thousand dollars when they buy a car.

Georgians who keep their present cars will still have to pay the annual property taxes until they buy another one. Supporters say it will create new revenue for the state and counties.

Opponents say it's basically a tax increase on average.

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