Business: Carmalita’s Catering Co. offering ‘soulful and southern home cooking’ off Redmond Circle (lunch and dinner). Also: State sees 8.3% gain in net tax collections in November.

Business: Carmalita’s Catering Co. offering ‘soulful and southern home cooking’ off Redmond Circle (lunch and dinner). Also: State sees 8.3% gain in net tax collections in November.

 

The Facebook post said it all:

Fried Chicken, Smothered Chicken over Rice, Salisbury Steak w/onions gravy, Pintos, Mac, Green Beans, Collards, Scalloped Potatoes, Skillet corn, Tossed Salad, Peach Cobbler.
That’s what was on the menu on Tuesday as the popular Carmalita’s Catering Co. has opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant for lunch and dinner Tuesdays through Sunday. The restaurant is at 1802 Redmond Circle behind Jasmine Thai. The hours are lunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, dinner from 4 until 8 p.m. those days, Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The catering side of the business remains and starting in early January, Carmalita’s will be offering meal prep service again.

The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in November totaled nearly $1.96 billion, for an increase of $150.9 million, or 8.3 percent, compared to November 2019 when net tax collections approached $1.81 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $10.17 billion, for an increase of $551.1 million, or 5.7 percent, compared to FY 2020. The changes within the following tax categories account for November’s overall net tax revenue increase:

  • Individual Income Tax: Individual Income Tax collections for November totaled nearly $1.03 billion, which was an increase of $128.7 million, or 14.3 percent, over last year when net Individual Tax revenues totaled $900.7 million. The following notable components within Individual Income Tax combine for the net increase. Individual Income Tax refunds issued (net of voided checks) increased by $3.4 million or 6.3 percent. Individual Withholding payments increased by $123.6 million, or 13.7 percent, compared to last year. Individual Income Tax Estimated Return payments were up nearly $3 million or 25.2 percent. All other Individual Tax categories, including Income Tax Return payments, were up a combined $5.5 million.
  • Sales and Use Tax: Gross Sales and Use Tax collections increased by $63 million, or 6 percent, to a total of $1.12 billion, up from last year’s total of nearly $1.06 billion. Net Sales and Use Tax declined by approximately $6.6 million, or -1.3 percent, compared to last year, when net Sales Tax revenue totaled $522.3 million. The adjusted Sales Tax distribution to local governments totaled $596.6 million, for an increase of $65.6 million, or 12.4 percent, over FY 2020. Lastly, Sales Tax refunds increased by nearly $4 million, or 106.9 percent, compared to November 2019.
  • Corporate Income Tax: Net Corporate Income Tax collections increased by $11.5 million, or 284 percent, compared to FY 2020 when net Corporate Tax revenues totaled just over $4 million in November. The following notable components within Corporate Income Tax make up the net increase. Corporate Tax refunds issued (net of voided checks) decreased by $9.6 million or -31.1 percent. Corporate Income Tax Return payments were up $3.2 million, or 419.2 percent, over last year. All other Corporate Tax payments, including Estimated Tax payments, were down a combined $1.3 million.
  • Motor Fuel Taxes: Motor Fuel Tax collections for the month increased by roughly $2.5 million, or 1.6 percent, from last year’s November total of $157.6 million.
  • Motor Vehicle – Tag & Title Fees: Motor Vehicle Tag & Title Fee collections for November were up $1.3 million, or 5.1 percent, compared to November 2019 when Motor Vehicle fees totaled $26.2 million. Title ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) collections also increased by nearly $0.6 million, or 1 percent, compared to last year’s total of $56.9 million.
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