UGA Extension Office

Georgia Department of Agriculture/GATE Card

The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption program (GATE) is an agricultural sale and use tax exemption certificate issued by the Department of Agriculture that identifies its user as a qualified farmer or agricultural producer. 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. The program replaced the Agricultural Certification of Exemption (ST-A1) form. Registration is available today. See the Georgia Department of Agricultural website for more information on applying for a GATE card or renewing your existing card. Still have questions, give us a call at the Extension office.

One big change is this: As of 2019 production year, cards will be issued for a three-year term. This will be implemented in a three year phase-in process. All applications will be processed electronically and charged a fee based on the expiration date of their card. One third of applicants will receive a three-year card ($150), one third will receive a two year card ($100), and one third will receive a one year card ($50).