TIA Data

2017 Financial State of Georgia (Released 9/25/2018)

Georgia owes more than it owns.
Georgia has a -$3,900 Taxpayer Burden.™
Georgia is a Sinkhole State without enough assets to cover its debt.
Elected officials have created a Taxpayer Burden™, which is each taxpayer's share of state bills after its available assets have been tapped.
TIA's Taxpayer Burden™ measurement incorporates both assets and liabilities, not just pension debt.
Georgia only has $22.1 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $33.2 billion.
Because Georgia doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $11.1 billion financial hole. To fill it, each Georgia taxpayer would have to send $3,900 to the state.
Georgia's reported net position is inflated by $2.6 billion, largely because the state defers recognizing losses incurred when the net pension liability increases.
The state is still hiding $5 billion of its retiree health care debt. A new accounting standard will be implemented in the 2018 fiscal year which will require states to report this debt on the balance sheet.
The state's financial report was released 181 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered untimely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2016 Financial State of Georgia

2015 Financial State of Georgia

2014 Financial State of Georgia

2013 Financial State of Georgia

2012 Financial State of Georgia

2011 Financial State of Georgia

2010 Financial State of Georgia

2009 Financial State of Georgia

City and Other Municipal Reports

Financial State of Atlanta

Other Resources

Georgia Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: State Accounting Office

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