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Grocery Tax could soon be heading to Georgia

By Curtis McCloud -   bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Kimillia Carter is a cashier at Hometown Grocery in Columbus. She's seen firsthand the struggles that people go through just to buy food for their families.

"People that are on a budget income they already have a hard time paying their bills in their house more so to even by groceries," Carter said.

With a recommendation by the Georgia Council on Tax Reform, a 4% grocery tax could be coming our way.

"I see people come in here every day struggle to buy groceries because they can't afford to live because they are already living on a fixed income," Carter said.

Groceries haven't been taxed in the state of Georgia since the 1990s. Members of the tax council say that this would help generate much needed revenue for the state. Shoppers we spoke with today disagree.

"It's already going to be harder on people that are struggling pinching for pennies,  trying to buy groceries trying to afford to live and trying to pay different bills," Carter said.

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