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GEORGIA STUDIES PLAN TO TAX OLYMPIC HOME RENTALS

     Atlanta-area homeowners planning to rent-out their domiciles
to Olympic visitors during the '96 games may have to add sales
tax to the bill.  The GA Department of Revenue is considering a
proposal that would require visitors renting private homes to pay
sales tax.  In the past, GA Gov. Zell Miller passed a tax on
private automobile sales that was ruled unconstitutional, and the
chairman of the Southeastern Legal Foundation says this would be
a similar deal.  But Brian Kinsella, VP of the GA Hospitality and
Travel Assoc., says the tax could be legal in situations where a
third party sets up the rental.  Private Housing '96, the
official home rental service of the games, says that they, not
the homeowner, will pay any additional cost due to the tax (Ben
Smith, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 12/14).
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