What if I could show you that Georgia taxpayers could cut our income tax rate, cut our cost of living overall, raise our quality of life and bring more jobs and prosperity to Georgia simply by making a few bold moves to simplify our taxes?

On Tax Day, individuals and families are familiar with the strained tap dance that we engage every year on a complex labyrinth of write-offs and exemptions, in the hope that we can choreograph our performance to avoid too big a tax hit by the time we file on April fifteenth. For Georgia small business owners who predominantly file their business taxes on their individual returns, the dance is even more arduous; it stifles growth and innovation by committing more of a small business owner’s resources to a burdensome tax obligation. And the health of our overall Georgia economy? Well, it’s driven by small business pass through operations whose net income, in 2010, comprised 54 percent of all net business income in Georgia. 

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