Welcome to GATE

The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption (GATE) is a program created through legislation, which offers 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.

The application and renewal system for 2019 GATE cards is now available online. Last day to apply or renew for 2019 will be 12/2/2019. Fees for all cards must be paid online by credit card or electronic only. The Georgia Department of Agriculture will no longer accept checks as payment for GATE card fees.

Please note that the GATE rules and qualifications have changed for 2019. View the GATE Program Flyer to see information on these changes.

Cardholders have 45 days after paying for a card to notify GDA if they have not received their card in the mail. If they do not contact GDA within that period there will be a fee of $30 charged for a replacement card.

Refunds will only be given for multiple payments on accounts or if a duplicate account has been created. No refunds will be given for any reason on a multiple-year GATE card when the farm is sold or is no longer operating.

For assistance, call the Customer Service Center at 855-FARM TAX (855-327-6829) or email farmtax@agr.georgia.gov.