NFIB Georgia Small Business Victories: January 2018

Date: January 24, 2018

VICTORIES

Stopped Proposed Increase to Minimum Wage in Georgia

NFIB successfully stopped a proposal to increase minimum wage in Georgia to $15 an hour.

 

Cap Georgia State Income Tax

NFIB led the charge to cap the state income tax rate at 6%. 

 

Elimination of the “Death Tax”

NFIB helped pass legislation eliminating Georgia’s estate tax, also known as the “Death Tax”.

 

Increased Tax Deductions on Capital Equipment

NFIB helped pass Section 179 equipment expensing legislation that increased expensing limits from $25,000 to $500,000 at the state level.

 

Reform Unemployment to Protect Small Employers

NFIB worked to pass important unemployment reforms that will help business owners avoid massive tax increases and save a total of roughly $90 million per year.

 

CHALLENGES

SB 276, Georgia Personal Data Security Act

Here in Georgia, NFIB is currently addressing SB276 that would hold you, the business owner, liable for any breach of customer information.  It carries a minimum fine of $500 per customer impacted and an additional $250,000 penalty from the state.    

 

Stop Proposed Wage and Benefit Increases

NFIB is committed to stopping any state specific proposed increases in minimum wage or mandated sick leave at the state level.

 

Protect Business Owners Against Frivolous Lawsuits

NFIB will continue to protect business owners against costly frivolous lawsuits that could cost them precious time and money.

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