2024 Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate (MRAC)

MEAG Power Transmission Training Center
The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate (MRAC) Program includes five classes to enlighten municipal employees and municipal officials on the different revenue sources and applicable laws in the administration and collection process. Program objectives include: Increasing the knowledge of all major components in property tax collection;  Increasing the knowledge of the different taxes and revenue sources; To equip local governments with the tools and resources needed in the administration of the various revenue sources; To increase professionalism through the empowerment of knowledge and skills; To develop skills necessary for maintaining high standards of professionalism to those we serve. Cost is $125 per class and covers materials and lunch. Please note: There is a $50 administrative fee for all cancellations or changes.


Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate Classes include:
July 10- Ad Valorem Tax 101
July 11 - Delinquent Tax Collections
July 18- Governmental Fund Revenue
July 25 - Occupation Tax/Regulatory Fee & Alcohol License & Excise Tax
Aug 1- Customer Service and Internal Controls

**Please note these classes do not provide training hours towards the Harold Holtz Elected Officials Training Program.

Class hours can be used as continuing education hours for those who have reached the 100 hours of clerks certification through the Georgia Clerks Education Institute program.

 

Hotel Accommodations
For those staying overnight, we can email you a hotel chart to assist you in choosing your accommodation. Please remember to use the special "government rate" when booking your hotel:
Online Booking: Select the "government rate" option.
Phone Booking: Ask for the "government rate" when speaking with the hotel staff.

Be sure to bring your tax-exempt form to the hotel to avoid paying state and local taxes on your stay.

Exploring Forsyth
Forsyth offers a variety of restaurants and activities for you to enjoy. For recommendations and more information, visit the Forsyth Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Class Location
Classes will be held at the following address:
MEAG Power Transmission Training Center
148 Powerhouse Rd,
Forsyth, GA 31029

While the training center is off the main road, your GPS should guide you there without any issues.
Class Materials
The PowerPoint presentation, resource manual, and any additional class information will be uploaded to class materials and available when you log in to the GMA website. You will receive an email closer to time notifying when the class materials are available. 

 

When
7/10/2024 9:00 AM - 8/1/2024 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
Where
MEAG Power Transmission Training Center 148 Powerhouse Road Forsyth, GA 31029 UNITED STATES
Sign in or create an account to register Last day to register is 7/31/2024
Event Contact
Ms. Sherri D. Bailey - Phone: (470) 755-1357

Program

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

Description
This course examines tax classifications and codes reported on the tax digest including exemptions; the digest approval process; property assessments; appeals; setting the millage rate; taxpayer bill of rights; completing the PT 32.1 and five year history.  The course also reviews state law on property tax and special classes of property such as timber, mobile homes, motor vehicles, recording intangibles and real estate transfer tax.  Distribution of public utility tax, sales tax, E-911 prepaid wireless fees, alternate ad valorem tax (IRP) and TAVT will also be reviewed.
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

Thursday, 11 July 2024

Description
The course outlines the process in the collection of delinquent real and personal property taxes and the process for issuing fi fa's, tax liens and executing a legal tax sale and the redemption of property.  The handling of bankruptcy notices will be reviewed. This is class #2 of the 5 classes required for the Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate (MRAC) Program.
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

Thursday, 18 July 2024

Description
Course will provide an overview of laws which allow the imposition of taxes and fees such as hotel motel tax, insurance premium tax, franchise fees, excise tax on rental vehicles, grants, fines and other revenue.  Participants will learn how to create a revenue manual for their city. This is class #3 of the 5 classes required for the Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate (MRAC) Program.
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

Thursday, 25 July 2024

Description
Overview of Georgia law and methods allowed for occupation taxes.  Review of state issued alcohol license and laws that govern alcohol sales in Georgia and the licensing of package, consumption on premises, breweries and distillaries. This is class #4 of the 5 classes required for the Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate (MRAC) Program.
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

Thursday, 01 August 2024

Description
This course focuses on providing local government “service” and meeting customer expectations through professionalism, best practices, technology and other resources. Participants will learn about tools, solutions and current trends for problem solving.  The course will also visit the area of internal control and how cities can address vulnerabilities in the workplace. This is the final class required for the Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate (MRAC) Program.
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

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