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Saturday February 13th, 2016 7:55AM

New vehicle tax laws could mean long lines

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- Some county officials in Georgia say motorists can expect longer lines and higher fees at county tag offices across the state as new laws vehicle tax laws take effect.<br /> <br /> The new title tax law goes into effect March 1. (See earlier story. Link below.)<br /> <br /> On Monday, tax commissioners from Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties held a news conference asking residents for patience as they switch to the new system, a one-time title tax that replaces sales tax and the annual "birthday" tax. They said motorists should use phone or mail-in options to avoid long wait times.<br /> <br /> Claudia Lawson, DeKalb County's tax commissioner, predicts that the change will be frustrating for taxpayers<br /> <br /> Some counties, such as Cobb, are hiring additional staff and setting up dedicated help lines to deal with the crush of customers.<br /> <br /> The Association County Commissioners of Georgia has developed a "Q&A" devoted to trying to educate the public about the new law. (See earlier story. Link below.)
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