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Bulldogs would no longer be a charity case under new GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON -- A provision buried deep within the House GOP's new tax bill could strike fear in the hearts of SEC fans mere days after the Georgia Bulldogs were ranked the No. 1 team in college football.

Our eagle-eyed colleague Jamie Dupree spotted the following provision buried deep within the new Republican tax proposal, dubbed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that would repeal a charitable tax break afforded to people buying season tickets for college sports games:

The change likely won't be welcome news for fans of the 8-0 Dawgs, even if it will take an act of both chambers of Congress and the stroke of the president's pen for the provision to become law.


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Tamar Hallerman is The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Washington correspondent, covering Congress, federal agencies and other government activities that impact Georgia.