The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind it’s citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after January 1, 2012 and prior to March 1, 2013 you have the opportunity to opt in to the new Title Ad Valorem Tax. However, this expires at the close of business on February 28, 2014.
The opt in period provides an opportunity to do a comparison between 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.
If you choose to opt in please visit your local county tag office on or before Feb. 28, so that a county tag agent may assist you. (Information on the location of your county tax office is available on our website at motor.etax.dor.ga.gov)
Please ensure that you take all pertinent documentation with you to the tag office (e.g. a bill of sale).