For those who are not familiar with the Georgia State taxes, this is helpful reading material to help you get started with. The most basic Georgia State taxes are enumerated and described below. When visiting the state, one of the Georgia State taxes that you will have to deal with is the sales tax. Note that the prevailing sales tax for Georgia is at four percent.
At the same time, take note that the prescription drugs and other medical devices and groceries are free of sales and use tax. On the other hand, Georgia State taxes may impose additional sales tax for local option tax, special purpose local option tax, homestead local option tax, educational local option tax, or the MARTA tax also known as the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. At the same time, for Atlanta visitors and residents, there is an additional 1 percent municipal option sales tax.