GIADA is the only state association representing the collective interests of independent car dealers in Georgia. GIADA staff and its seasoned lobbyists enjoy key relationships with state agencies and state legislative leadership that impact the policies that affect used car dealers. The collective clout of GIADA and its members enables independent dealers to speak with one strong, unified voice.
GIADA legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of its members has a history of accomplishments and legislative successes over the years. GIADA keeps its members informed year-round on legislative regulatory issues so they can get involved at the grassroots level and effect positive outcomes for the industry. We strongly encourage you to get involved today.
Getting Results from a Team You Can Trust
With a combination of expertise, energy, time, resources, and effective relationships, our team makes up one of the strongest government affairs firms in the state. Since coming together, we have represented many clients with unique and complicated legislative and business needs and have been very successful in achieving our clients’ objectives. This includes the areas of legislation, budget matters, business development, procurement, and other types of requests from clients. In 2008, Mo was named “Top Independent Small Firm Lobbyist” in Georgia by James Magazine, a highly respected and the most read magazine dedicated to Georgia politics and the Capitol. The votes came from fellow lobbyists and legislators.
Our Legislative Lobbyist Team
General GIADA Legislative Policies
- GIADA supports legislative changes that improve and enhance the dealer licensing process and promote honesty and fair dealing while protecting Georgia dealers from unfair competition from unlicensed individuals.
- GIADA opposes unnecessary regulation that creates paperwork and manpower burdens on law-abiding dealers without providing corresponding benefits to the industry and the public.
- GIADA supports measures that enhance government efficiency and maximize benefits to Georgia citizens and the industry at the lowest cost.
- GIADA supports measures that increase enforcement efforts against those who operate in the industry illegally, unlicensed, and who defraud dealers and the public.
- GIADA supports measures that increase enforcement of current laws.
- GIADA opposes any measure that would impede the ability of a dealer to opperate a lawful business while providing affordable and reliable transportation to hard working Georgian’s who otherwise may not be able to obtain transportation to go back and forth to work.
- GIADA supports any measure that encourages the American system of free enterprise.
Georgia General Assembly Links
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Your comments, opinions, concerns and suggestions are welcome!
GIADA Legislative Liaison and Coordinator
Paul John, (770) 745-9650
Legislative Update Archive
Beginning March 1, 2013, the Georgia tax rules applicable to motor vehicles changed significantly. Generally, any motor vehicle purchased on or after March 1, 2013 and titled in Georgia is exempt from sales and use tax and the annual ad valorem tax, also known as the “birthday tax.” These taxes are replaced by a one-time tax called the [...]
Fair Market Value is the value listed in the Department of Revenue assessment manual minus trade-in for dealer sales. If not listed in the assessment manual, use the greater of the value from the bill of sale or the “clean retail” value from the NADA guide, January 1, 2013 edition, minus trade-in value for dealer [...]
GIADA diligently works to keep members abreast of new forms as they come available. Please make note of the following new additions: MV-1 Revised Title Application MV-30 Veteran’s Affidavit for Relief MV-66 Dealers Affidavit of Relief From TAVT PT-471NS Non-Resident Service Member’s Affidavit TAVT Opt-in Affidavit Rental Certification Affidavit Affidavit to Certify Immediate Family Relationship [...]
Doc Fees and Advertising Prices - Last week, Fox Five Atlanta TV ran a story entitled “Some Local Car Dealerships Add Unadvertised Fees.” This created much confusion for many dealers and GIADA fielded dozens of calls about this. I am pretty sure that some dealers were penalized by the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection and have paid fines [...]
Please use this convenient link to reach the Georgia Tax Commissioner’s Tag Office Location. MVD Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday excluding state holidays. >> Tax Commissioner’s Tag Office Locator Tool >> Cities and Counties Database: http://georgia.gov/municipality-list
Sales Tax Remittance Report Information: Dealers will continue to be required to submit regular Sales Tax Reports. You will still report your sales but your sales will be exempt from Sales Tax. BHPH Dealers paying sales tax on the “cash” basis, will continue to remit sales tax on the net payment until the account is [...]
There is some confusion with respect to the DOR bulletin that was sent out by my office last week. Specifically, with the TAVT Fee for BHPH Dealers. This DOR bulletin provides a brief summary of the changes to the state and local title ad valorem tax fee (“TAVT”) under O.C.G.A. § 48-5C-1 pursuant to amendments recently signed [...]
The following bulletin provides a brief summary of the changes to the state and local title ad valorem tax fee (“TAVT”) under O.C.G.A. § 48-5C-1 pursuant to amendments recently signed into law in House Bill 266. Click here to view bulletin. See Fair Market Value for New Motor Vehicles For our BHPH Dealers, when you read the [...]
GIADA OBTAINS RESOLUTIONS AND VICTORIES AT STATE CAPITOL IN HB 266 Passed the House and Senate and Signed by the Governor HB 266 is Effective Immediately [Click here to view bill.] from Paul John, Executive Director GIADA OBTAINS RESOLUTIONS AND VICTORIES AT STATE CAPITOL IN HB 266 First of all, I appreciate our Members being [...]
March 4, 2013 - House Bill 266 passed in the House yesterday, but without our BHPH language, which would have given BHPH Dealers a 2 percent discount in TAVT Fees. It is scheduled for a Senate conference committee today.