Special to SEGAZINE
The Georgia Department of Revenue reminds those who purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, they have the opportunity to opt in to the new Title Ad Valorem Tax. However this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.
The opt-in period provides an opportunity to compare the current annual ad valorem tax, normally paid on your birthday, and the new one-time tax. You may be eligible to opt in to the new tax and get credit for sales tax and annual ad valorem taxes you have already paid.
If citizens need help comparing the various options please visit our website at http://onlinemvd.dor.ga.gov/Tap/welcome.aspx .
Those who choose to opt in may visit the local county tag office in the Brantley County Courthouse on or before Feb. 28, 2014, so that a county tag agent may assist you. Please ensure that you take all pertinent documentation with you to the tag office including a bill of sale showing amount paid for vehicle and sales tax paid, if any.