GA: Residents can claim embryos as dependents on their state taxes

Source: USA Today

“The Georgia Department of Revenue has announced that residents can now claim embryos as dependents on their state taxes, garnering $3,000 for each unborn child. The announcement comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in June — removing an abortion procedure as a federal right and deferring to state laws that have widely varied throughout the country. … the state’s Living Infants and Fairness Equality Act defines a ‘natural person’ as ‘any human being including an un-born child.’ Heartbeats can be detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy, often before people know they are pregnant, according to Healthline. Georgia’s revenue department said in a statement that a taxpayer who ‘has an unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat’ after July 20 can claim a dependent or dependents on 2022 taxes.” (08/03/22)