Georgia veterans are eligible for a certificate granting exemption from any occupation tax, administrative fee, or regulatory fee imposed by local governments for peddling, conducting business, or practicing a profession or semi-profession for a period of ten years, if they meet these conditions:  

  • discharged under honorable conditions, and
  • a service-connected disability rating of 10 percent or more. 

To apply for this exemption, you will need a completed  Download this pdf file. VS Form 40-025 Application for a Veterans Business Certificate of Exemption . Once completed, bring the form, an ID card, your DD-214, and your VA Summary of Benefits letter to your County Probate Court. 

The Clerk of the Probate Court will provide a notarized letter/affidavit from the Judge to register your business with the Office of the Secretary of State and County Tax Commissioner.

Some counties may request a VS Form 40-026 Veteran's Certificate of State License/Tax Exemption. If requested, please contact a GDVS field office near you for additional assistance. They will need a copy of your DD-214 and the letter/affidavit from the Probate Court to issue the certificate.