WHAT IS SPLOST?The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) law was enacted by Georgia legislators in 1985.
The law authorizes a county sales tax of 1%, approved by voters for a set period that's used for funding specific capital projects, typically pertaining to transportation, public safety, parks and recreation and some general government.
SPLOST is updated every 5-6 years with an intergovernmental agreement between the county and municipalities.
Since 1986, Coweta County voters have invested in SPLOST.
Who contributes to SPLOST?SPLOST applies to all transactions covered by state sales tax plus:
- Motor fuel
- Food and beverage
- Online Transactions
A large portion of retail transactions occur from individuals who do not live in Coweta County.
Who contributes to SPLOST?
- SPLOST helps to reduce pressure on property taxes
- SPLOST provides a significant revenue source for capital projects that's generated by everyone who makes retail or online purchases
- SPLOST helps to minimize long-term debt
- SPLOST is a long term investment in the quality of our community
There are hundreds of SPLOST projects throughout our community.