REMINDER: New License Plates and Motor Vehicle Tax Changes Now in Effect
Got a new Georgia license plate? The State Road and Tollway Authority reminds you to add your Peach State plate to your Peach Pass accounts to avoid violations when using the I-85 Express Lanes or the electronic toll lanes on GA 400.
Peach Pass customers can update their vehicle license plate information online by accessing their accounts at www.PeachPass.com and clicking on the “Manage My Account” tab (must have user id and password). You can also update your account by phone at 1-855-PCH-PASS (724-7277) or in person at one of three Peach Pass Customer Service Centers. Click here for more details.
One-time Sales Tax to Replace Yearly “Birthday Tax’ for New Vehicles
A new law (House Bill 386) enacted on January 1, 2013 officially ends the ad valorem tax, also known as the “birthday tax,” for vehicles purchased or titled in the state of Georgia on or after March 1, 2013.
The “birthday tax” will be replaced by the Title Ad Valorem Tax (“TAVT”), a one-time tax based on the fair market value of the vehicle. Imposed at the time the vehicle is sold or titled, the TAVT rate will be 6.5% of the fair market value as identified by the Georgia Motor Vehicle Assessment Manual for the first year, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue.
For more information including, a title ad valorem tax (TAVT) calculator and frequently asked questions, go to newtitletax.com.