Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed a bill tat will allow more transparency between counties and the state.
Now, all counties in the state can make sure businesses are filing sales tax revenue to the correct county through the Department of Revenue.
In February, Columbia County Administrator, Scott Johnson, said sales tax revenue wasn’t adding up each month.
The county has been pushing for the bill for the past three years.
“The elected officials in a county can call up the department of revenue and get a list of every business that’s in their county and make sure that revenue from that business is coming back to the county,” said Georgia State Senator Lee Anderson.
Wednesday, Senator Anderson presented the Columbia County Chamber and Commission with the pen Governor Deal used to sign the bill.