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Georgia allows tax deductions for fetuses

Georgia allows tax deductions for fetuses. Each fetus allows for $3000 personal tax exemption.

Where: Georgia

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Pregnant women in Georgia will be able to deduct their fetuses as dependents on their taxes under a 2019 anti-abortion law that a judge allowed to go into effect last month.
On Monday, the state’s tax agency stated that any woman whose fetus has a detectable heartbeat as of July 20th (the date of the court ruling) could take a personal tax exemption of $3,000 for each fetus.
The Georgia Department of Revenue did not provide further details, such as what happens if the pregnancy ends in miscarriage during the tax year.
The agency stated it would issue further guidance later in 2022.
The law allowing the deduction was part of a so-called fetal heartbeat bill passed three years ago in Georgia, which aimed to ban abortion after fetal cardiac activity is detected.

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