I have a daughter, and she is fabulous (you can take my word for it). Many of my friends are raising daughters at various ages and phases in their lives. The common thread we share, along with the majority of American mothers, is that we want our daughters empowered through their own efforts and accomplishments. We also want the rewards to encourage our daughters to keep striving to overcome their obstacles and focus on achievement. While recognition is not always part of the deal, when it comes, we want it to be positive, not sleezy.
What happened to freedom of speech and freedom of expression? Why does it seem like every time I open my mouth I have someone standing there to criticize my words, my life, my mistakes, and even my successes? Is this indeed a war on all women or would it be more appropriately referred to as the war on conservative women, specifically? Or, should we maybe even consider that the target is an out-and-out war on the entire human race?
In the 2012 Georgia General Assembly a bill was passed that takes effect March 1, 2013. HOUSE BILL 386 New Ad Valorem Title Tax ("TAVT"), effectively does away with the annual ad valorem tax Georgians are charged every year on their vehicle. The new rules for dealers and individuals have officially been released and Georgians need to know what their options are and what is mandatory.
First things first, if you purchased a new or used vehicle on or after January 1, 2012 but prior to March 1, 2013 you can choose to stay under the old law or “opt in” to the new law. Here is the rule that applies to those “opting in”:
If the vehicles was purchased in Georgia between January 1, 2012 and March 1, 2013 and titled in this state, the owner is eligible to opt in to the new system. If you qualify to opt in, you will get credit for any sales tax and ad valorem tax previously paid up to the amount of “TAVT due. However, if the sales tax and ad valorem tax previously paid is less than the TAVT due, you will need to make up the difference when you opt in. This option must be exercised before January 1, 2014.