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Your article on county citizens buying their vehicle tags in other counties needs further addressing. I was a part-time pastor in Rabun County for four years and lived up there most of each year. So one year I bought a Rabun County tag. My legal address was in DeKalb County, where my wife and I owned a house. In any event, I paid about $20 for a Rabun County tag.

Later, the DeKalb County tax assessor caught up with me and I ended up buying their brand for around $55.

Meanwhile, I met a prominent Atlanta attorney, now deceased, living in Fulton County. He owned five or six high-dollar vehicles. He established a corporation in Rabun County, which promptly bought his family vehicles. He then proceeded to purchase Rabun County tags through the corporation.

As far as I can remember, the only function of the corporation was owning vehicles, which it rented out for a tiny sum to - you guessed it - family members. He told me he saved about $7,000 annually.
I cannot help but wonder how many well-to-do people, not only attorneys, who have dummy corporations in other counties. I have no idea how to track this down, but you might be able to.

George C. Kaulbach
Cornelia

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