House Bill 386 removes the sales tax and
the annual ad valorem tax on newly-purchased vehicles. It
replaces these taxes with a new title tax of 6.5%
in 2013 and 6.75% in 2014.
Overview of Tax Reform Changes Regarding Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Tax Reform (HB 386)
Terry L. Baskin
currently serves as The Tax Commissioner of Clayton County,
Georgia. Prior to taking office, he served four years under the
past Tax Commissioner as the Deputy Tax Commissioner. A resident of
Jonesboro since 1990, Terry is a dedicated community leader,
husband and proud father.
Terry is a long-standing member of
the Georgia Association of Tax Officials and County Officer
Association of Georgia. He received his training from the Carl
Vincent University in tax, bankruptcy, and constitutional laws.
Terry, a graduate of the 2003 Regional Leadership Institute, is
also an alumnus of Leadership Clayton. He attended the Saint Leo
University with a concentration in Business Administration. Terry
currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors
of Arts Clayton, Girls and Boys Club of America Task Force, and
Regional Leadership Forum.
Involved in politics for many
years, he has served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Clayton
County Democratic Party. He was a Committee Member of the State of
Georgia Democratic Party, and the Congressional Representative for
the 13th District of the Georgia Association of Democratic County
Chairs, and a member of the Southlake Kiwanis Club. Terry is a
former member of the Clayton County Community Service Board, the
United Way Advisory Board, the Executive Committee of the Clayton
County NAACP, and 100 Black Men of South Metro.
A retired Atlanta police
investigator with 22 years of experience, Terry worked in a variety
of management positions including budget analyst in the Atlanta
Police Fiscal Unit. His service to the community earned him the
Blue Star Award along with numerous letters of commendation in
recognition of extraordinary service.
Terry is married to the former
LyCynthia Sampson. They are the parents of one daughter - Rachel
Renee. They are members of World Changers Church International.
Tax Commissioner: Terry L. Baskin
Clayton County Administration, Annex 3
2nd Floor, 121 South McDonough Street,
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Tax: (770) 477-3311
Motor Vehicle: (770) 477-3331