Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders to alleviate the financial burden on Georgians.
Governor Kemp has extended the temporary suspension of the state’s excise tax on motor fuel sales.
The previous order also put a suspension on the collection of the state sales tax on fuel, and this provision has also been extended.
He also renewed the State of Emergency for Supply Chain Disruptions.
The temporary suspension of Gas Tax and Supply Chain State of Emergency orders will be effective through Sept. 12.
"Because we suspended the motor fuel tax, the cost of a regular gallon of gas in Georgia has consistently been one of the lowest in the nation. Because of our innovative approach to trade and logistics, the Georgia Ports Authority has experienced yet another record-breaking year, in spite of the ongoing supply chain challenges," said Governor Kemp.
"Because we work with job creators rather than against them, even in the face of bad economic metrics on the national level, Georgia continues to be the No. 1 state for business."
A copy of the orders can be found here.
"I, along with the strong and dedicated leaders of the Georgia General Assembly, will continue to fight for our fellow Georgians and do all we can to ease the financial burdens they’re facing through no fault of their own," continued Governor Kemp.
“As inflation continues to rise, the cost of living continues to place a financial burden on Georgia‘s families," said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan.
"But, by continuing to suspend the excise tax on motor fuel, we are taking all necessary steps to alleviate some of that burden and combat rising gas prices in our state. I want to thank Governor Kemp for continuing to fight back against the unacceptably high price of gas and for taking the proper action to protect hard-working Georgians and their families.”
“Governor Kemp’s action today will keep our people and our economy moving despite the failed policies of the Biden Administration,” said speaker, David Ralston.
“We remain committed to taking prudent steps like the continued suspension of motor fuel taxes to help hard-working Georgians and maintain our standing as the best state in the nation for business and job creation. I thank Governor Kemp for his stewardship and continued partnership with our General Assembly.”
Because of Gov. Kemp and state leaders' fiscally conservative approach to budgeting, Georgia can confidently extend the state motor fuel tax suspension to help curb sky-high gas prices.
Since the temporary suspension was implemented, Georgia’s average gas price has often been the lowest in the nation and is currently roughly 45 cents below the national average for a gallon of regular gas, according to AAA.