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IMPORTANT: Freeport Tax Exemption information

Posted March 17, 2014    

Freeport Tax Exemption

As a service of your Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, this is a reminder that the application for Freeport Exemption Inventory by eligible companies must be filed with the Board of Tax Assessors on or before April 1, 2014, in order to be considered for maximum exemption. From April 1 until June 1, applications may be filed but will result in a partial exemption.

Muscogee County voters have elected to Exempt certain types of Manufacturers Inventory pursuant to Code Section 48-5-48.2. 

The following is from the Columbus Consolidated Government website of available exemptions

  • Class 1 - Raw materials and goods in process of a qualified manufacturer - 100% exemption.
  • Class 2 - Finished goods produced in Georgia within the last 12 months - 100% exemption
  • Class 3 - Finished goods stored in Georgia at January 1 and destined for shipment out-of-state within 12 months - 100% exemption.

Each of the above referenced Freeport Exemptions must be annually applied for and approved by the Board of Tax Assessors on or before April 1 of each year to qualify for 100% of the exemption. Please note that applications must be postmarked no later than April 1. Applications for these exemptions may be obtained from the office of the Board of Tax Assessors. The office of the Board of Tax Assessors is located in the City Services Center, 3111 Citizens Way (2nd Floor), Columbus, Georgia 31906.  You may contact the office by phone at (706) 653-4398.



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