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More opposition to changes in GA tax code

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  A proposal to overhaul Georgia's tax structure is getting opposition from one conservative group.

Georgia's Tea Party says an effort to reform the state tax code would just shuffle the burden, but wouldn't fix the problem. A council that studied tax reform recommended cutting personal and business income taxes and raising sales and use taxes. The Georgia Tea Party says it supports tax simplification. Mike Sabot of the Lee County Tea Party says he doesn't think any changes will be made this year.

"It's not going anywhere, there's too many differences of opinion for example, he didn't want a sales tax on food, because it would hurt people in their pocketbook where it hurts the most and this is not what this is supposed to be a about," said Mike Sabot, Lee County Tea Party.

The changes to the state tax code are still in the hands of the joint legislative committee.

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