“Other Purpose” Local Option Sales Tax is an option ONLY for consolidated governments in Georgia. If approved by voters, the OLOST would add a penny (1%) to the consolidated government’s current sales tax rate, so Macon-Bibb would begin collecting two cents (2%) sales tax.
The OLOST will provide one of the largest property tax cuts in state history, reducing consolidated government property taxes for Macon-Bibb by nearly 40%. Every family will save because 70% of the revenue will come from people who visit or work in Macon-Bibb but do not live here.
The public will have an opportunity to vote on the OLOST, and the majority must approve the OLOST before it can be implemented. In five years, voters will have the chance to vote again on whether to keep the OLOST or go back to the old way of doing things.
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