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TAXES

The lowest taxes in metro Atlanta

Cobb County has the lowest overall tax rate in metro Atlanta’s core counties.

Georgia has the 25th most business-friendly tax climate and the eighth-best corporate tax index.

Centers of Innovation

that provide technology-oriented support and matching grant funds to businesses in many industries.

Quality Jobs Tax Credits

for companies that create at least 50 jobs in a 12-month period in which each job pays wages of at least 110 percent of the county average.

Research & Development Tax Credits

for businesses performing qualified research and development.

Georgia Film Tax Credits

based on a minimum investment on qualified productions in Georgia, plus additional incentive for including a Georgia logo.

Sales and Use Tax Exemptions

for qualified equipment purchases or leases used in the manufacturing process.

Deferment, Decrease,
or Elimination of Foreign-Trade Zone Duties

on materials imported from overseas and used in products assembled in Georgia.

Enterprise Zone Incentives

for businesses locating or expanding within areas with growth potential—with an emphasis on redevelopment.

A “Single Factor Gross Receipts” apportionment formula,

which significantly reduces the effective rate of Georgia income taxation of Georgia-based manufacturing, distribution, and service companies with substantial sales to customers outside of the state.

Need more specifics?

The Cobb County Office of Economic Development’s Business Incentives Review Committee, in conjunction with your Cobb Chamber & Cobb’s Competitive EDGE single point of contact, helps navigate through waivers, caps and zero percent financing on various fees. Use our team as your personal resource to take your project from start to finish. Contact Brooks Mathis at bmathis@cobbchamber.org.