Lucy McBath and her husband Curtis continue to refuse to answer basic questions about claiming to be a “permanent resident” of Tennessee while also claiming a homestead exemption in Cobb County since 2002. Lucy McBath said in a May debate that she “briefly” moved to Tennessee and voted in Tennessee in 2016.
Lucy and Curtis McBath also have vehicles registered in Tennessee (rather than in Georgia). Lucy has said she moved back to Georgia. Georgia law requires new residents to register their vehicles within 30 days of moving into the state. New vehicle registration also requires payment of Georgia’s 7 percent Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) on the value of the vehicle.
Georgia residents pay this tax when they purchase a car. It funds our schools. It funds the salaries of our law enforcement officers. It funds many other programs Georgians depend on daily.
Lucy McBath still hasn’t explained how long she lived in Tennessee, when she moved back, and whether Curtis has moved back to Georgia or remains a permanent resident of Tennessee, as she has publicly stated. The answers to these key questions are central to understanding why the McBaths believe they are entitled to avoid paying full property taxes due to Cobb County for the time they were Tennessee residents. These answers are also key to understanding why no TAVT has been paid on their vehicles if the McBaths have actually moved back to Georgia.
Lucy McBath wants to raise our taxes. She has a lot of explaining to do when it comes to her own taxes.
The voters of the 6th District are owed an explanation…and the McBaths may well owe some additional taxes.