Kemp renews temporary suspension of state gasoline sales tax |

ATLANTA – Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order Thursday extending the
suspension of the state sales tax on gasoline and other motor fuels in effect since March.

The latest extension runs until October 12.

In extending the suspension, Kemp cited the highest inflation in 40 years, gasoline prices
which have fallen from the June record but remain elevated, and ongoing supply chain challenges.

“We are using the means at our disposal to provide much-needed help to Georgians,”
said the governor.

A second executive order signed by Kemp on Thursday renewed its declaration of emergency related to supply chain disruptions.

The General Assembly approved the first temporary fuel sales tax suspension in March. Kemp has extended the suspension several times through executive orders since this year’s legislative session ended in April.

Since that first suspension of the tax, the average price of gasoline in Georgia has remained among the lowest in the country and is currently 46 cents per gallon below the national average, according to AAA.

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Sallie R. Loera