City of Atlanta increased sales tax

On March 1, 2017, the sales tax rate in the City of Atlanta increased to 8.5%.

Sales and use tax returns for quarterly filers are next due on April 20, 2017. To properly report City of Atlanta taxable sales and sales tax, quarterly filers must follow the steps below.

Quarterly Filers Reporting on the Paper ST-3 Return

1. On or before April 20, 2017, report sales and use tax for the 1st quarter of 2017 on Form ST-3 that is effective for March 2017 sales.

2. Enter March non-motor vehicle sales for the City of Atlanta on Part B, line 3.

3. Enter March motor vehicle sales for the City of Atlanta on Part B, line 4.

4. Enter January and February non-motor vehicle sales for the City of Atlanta on any available line (lines 13-19) on the Part B Sales Tax Distribution Table. The tax rate is 1%, and the jurisdiction code is 999.

Quarterly Filers Reporting on the Georgia Tax Center (GTC)

1. On or before April 20, 2017, report sales and use tax for the 1st quarter of 2017 on GTC.

2. On the line designated for City of Atlanta motor vehicle sales, enter March motor vehicle sales only.

3. Enter January and February non-motor vehicle sales for the City of Atlanta on the Part B Sales Tax Distribution Table. Select 999 from the jurisdiction drop down, and select 0.01 from the tax rate drop down.

4. Enter March non-motor vehicle sales for the City of Atlanta on the Part B Sales Tax Distribution Table. Select 999 from the jurisdiction drop down, and select 0.015 from the tax rate drop down.

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