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What is TSPLOST – Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax?


Advance Voting April 29-May 17
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TSPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) is a one-percent sales tax that is exclusively used for road maintenance and improvements.


Unlike other special purpose sales taxes in Georgia, TSPLOST can only be used on transportation projects. In fact, state law mandates that TSPLOST dollars be kept in a separate account away from other funds for auditing purposes and a detailed list of expenses be published once a year.

While "transportation purposes" has a wide-ranging definition, in Dawson County and the City of Dawsonville, it means repairing existing roads, as well as improving intersections for increased traffic flow.

Did you know restoring TSPLOST would generate funds to assist in the $68.7 million that is needed countywide for paving and transportation projects.

Sales tax is paid by visitors, in addition to residents. So, for every $1 of TSPLOST collected, 85 cents is paid by Non-Dawson Residents (approximate amount).

Please know that if approved, this tax would fund new projects and improvements to the roads in Dawsonville and Dawson County WITHOUT RAISING PROPERTY TAXES.

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