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Join GRA and Reap the Benefits of Association

The Georgia Retail Association is dedicated to making Georgia one of the best places in the United States to do business. As long as there are threats to your business, the Georgia Retail Association will make sure the voice of the retail industry in Georgia is heard loud and clear.  Click HERE for the GRA Member Application.

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A True Crime-Fighting Partnership

GRAORCA is a statewide crime-fighting partnership. This alliance allows retailers and law enforcement to communicate about criminal activity impacting businesses on a real-time basis while preventing other partners from being victimized.

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An Open Letter from SeaWorld’s Animal Advocates

Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care. The truth is in our parks and people, and it’s time to set the record straight.

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Health Care Reform Act

The health care reform law— the Affordable Care Act (ACA)— has many complex requirements for employers and health plans. Many employers are starting to focus more attention on the ACA’s rules and, as a result, have more questions than ever.

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Stand with Main Street and Georgia's retailers

Georgia's Alliance for Main Street Fairness is a coalition dedicated to ensuring sales tax laws treat all businesses equally. An online sales tax loophole currently puts local businesses at risk, and we are working to level the playing field. Click here for information on how to join the coalition.

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Small Business Quarterly

Delivers practical info to help you increase the bottom line.
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Member Profile

The Big Store
Susan and Philip Perlis
Tifton, GA

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Service Spotlight

GRA's bankcard program is your gateway to a better bottom line.
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imageFor two days Georgia residents will not pay taxes on computers, clothing, shoes and school supplies

ATLANTA – Georgia retailers are getting ready for the sales tax holiday this weekend, as residents enjoy a tax break on computers, clothes and school supplies on Friday and Saturday. The sales tax holiday applies to both the 4 percent state sales tax, and any local sales taxes – in most Georgia counties shoppers will save from 7 percent to 8 percent total in taxes.

The tax holiday begins on 12:01 A.M. on August 1, 2014 and concludes at 12:00 Midnight on August 2, 2014. Many retailers say they will get an influx of shoppers looking for the tax break.

Read more: Georgia retailers prepare for sales tax holiday August 1-2

imageA Georgia seller must either collect and remit tax on its sales or accept in good faith from the purchaser a properly completed exemption document (such as a resale certificate, exemption certificate or letter of authorization) stating that the item is purchased for resale or is otherwise exempt from sales and use tax. Sellers are obligated to ensure that each sales tax number on an exemption document provided by a purchaser is valid.

Read more: Sales Tax Verification Tool

imageHere are election results for Tuesday night. See the attachment for a breakdown by race and percentage.

Perdue held on to pull off the U.S. Senate race. Former State Senator Buddy Carter will likely represent the 1st District in Congress. Former State Senator Barry Loudermilk will represent the 11th District and political newcomer Jody Hice will represent the 10th District in Congress.

Read more: Georgia Primary Runoff Elections

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