GATE Renewal Now Open

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Annual renewal for the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption (GATE) program is now open. Eligible farmers can renew their GATE card for 2021 online starting Friday, November 6, 2020, by visiting https://forms.agr.georgia.gov/GATE/.

GATE cardholders who are to renew in 2021 will automatically be placed on the new three-year renewal program and will receive their renewal invoice in 2024. All current cards will expire December 31, 2020. Cardholders currently on two and three-year renewals will receive their 2021 cards with the new expiration date of December 31, 2021, and do not need to renew or apply for the 2021 year.

The GATE program was created through legislation to offer qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on agricultural equipment and production inputs. Qualified farmers and agricultural producers can apply to receive a certificate showing that they are eligible for this exemption. Farmers are required to present the current year GATE Card at the time of each purchase.

Producers needing assistance can contact the GATE program team at 855-FARMTAX or farmtax@agr.georgia.gov.