Gov. Deal signs Super Bowl ticket tax bill into law

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 2:32 PM

Gov. Nathan Deal signed the much expected measure on Thursday. He and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have been among the proposal'south biggest supporters as the city bids for either the two thousand nineteen or two thousand twenty game.

Gov. Deal signs Super Bowl ticket tax bill into law

If Atlanta is chosen to host a Super Bowl, fans buying tickets won't pay state sales tax below new law.

Gov. Nathan Deal signed the much expected measure on Thursday. He and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have been among the proposal'south biggest supporters as the city bids for either the two thousand nineteen or two thousand twenty game.

The league named Atlanta among four finalists for either game, facing Miami or Tampa in FL and New Orleans.

The NFL says the exemption is required. Opposing legislators criticized the modify as a giveaway to the league.

The state is expected to forgo $10 million in sales taxes on game tickets. The law gives the same exemption on tickets to other sporting events expected to generate at minimum million in other revenue.

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