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Apr. 6 –Ga. Dept. of Revenue proposes to amend rules for Farmers’ Markets and sale of any farm product at retail

By Lou Phelps, Coastal Empire News
April 6, 2017 – The Georgia Dept. of Revenue is proposing to amend its rules regarding Farmers Markets and ‘Other Marketers,” including the retail sale of farm products.  A public comment period is now open to be able to express opinions on the proposed changes.
The Dept. of Revenue proposes to amend Rule 560-12-2-.39 that applies to Farmers, Market Masters and Other Marketers.
A hearing will also be held at the Department's headquarters at
The Department must receive all comments regarding the adoption of the above­referenced rule from
The rules changes clarify registration and remittance requirements, they state, and affect the remittance of sales taxes due for sales on private, state, county or municipal property.
The tax on the sales of farm products, whether sold in a public market, roadside stand, farm are subject to sales taxes, the rules changes clarifies. The burden of proving that a  sale of tangible personal property is not a  sale at retail is on the seller “unless the seller takes in good faith from the purchaser a certificate stating that the property is purchased for resale or is otherwise tax exempt, provided such activity is regular or reoccuring and not casual as defined in these rules and regulations,” they state.  
interested persons and parties no  later than May 16, 2017.  
Written comments must be  sent to:  Commissioner, Georgia Department of Revenue, 1800 Century Blvd. N.E., Suite 15300, Atlanta, GA 30345-3205.  
Electronic comments must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Facsimile comments must be sent to (404) 417-2293. Please reference "Notice SUT 2017-002" on all comments.
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