Copies of the notices would go to the state Department of Revenue so it would know who owes at least some of the taxes.
Senate leaders said the House version of the income tax bill would have meant a slight income tax increase for some single Georgians earning up to $60,000, and some families earning up to $90,000. They said the Senate version eliminated that slight increase.
Still, almost all the benefit would still go to upper-middle and particularly upper-income Georgians.
A state analysis obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that under the Senate plan, the income tax provisions would save select taxpayers - and cost state coffers - $292 million in 2019, and that would rise to $526 million by 2022.
The Senate also voted 46-7 in support of House Bill 155, which would make music production companies eligible for tax credits in hopes of keeping talent in Georgia.
Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, called the measure a "jobs bill."
But Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, told colleagues the bill could amount to a state subsidy of up to $136 million a year for the music industry by 2022. McKoon said the money would be better spent giving all Georgians a tax break.
“All of us would like a tax credit,” McKoon said. “I am sure we could pick any industry we like and provide them with that kind of taxpayer subsidies and it would create jobs. But it makes it more and more difficult for us to provide the kind of broad-based tax relief we talk about.
“There is no one out in the hallway lobbying for the individual taxpayer.”