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Know Your Georgia Property Tax Laws

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If you live in Georgia, and you own property, you’re going to be paying Georgia property tax. You’re probably also going to have some questions about how these taxes work, when they’re due, if you can appeal yours, and when you might be exempt or able to get a deferment.

Get to Know the Hall County Tax Assessor

Hall County Tax Assessor

Property tax is a somewhat nebulous concept to a lot of people. Either they’ve never owned property and therefore never had to pay it, or they get the bill every year in July and pay their property taxes in one or two installments, sometime before the end of the year, with a deadline that varies by their location.

Gwinnett County Tax Assessor Releases the Dogs

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Who let the dogs out? Once again the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor has taken the lead in the 2014 assessment notice releases (the dogs). Gwinnett was first out in 2013 also and only waits a few days after the property tax return deadline date of April 1 to send out the tax assessment notices. The Gwinnett County Tax Assessor website stated that the taxpayers return of real property is not required and I do not disagree with that. 

Fulton County Property Tax and the Tax Commissioner

Fulton County Property Tax

There are two types of property taxes in America, one is the tax on the value of your land and buildings, and the second is on accessories such as machinery, delivery vans, and business furniture, also called personal property. For owners and managers of commercially intensive properties such as office buildings, retail, hotels and shopping centers it is vital that you ensure the tax assessment on your property is not exaggerated at your expense. 

Do You Have the Means to Negotiate the Clayton County Tax Assessor?

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Taxes are perhaps the one sure thing in life – no matter where you live, you’ll have to pay taxes in one form or another, from income tax to sales tax to property tax. While many times there’s little you can do about how much you owe, that might not be the case with your property taxes. In fact, you might have the grounds to appeal to your Clayton County tax assessor and have your taxes reduced. How do you tell if that’s the case?

Are Fulton County Tax Assessors Creating Inaccuracies in Assessments?

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Regular property assessments are the backbone of the property tax system in Fulton County and the rest of Georgia’s counties. The current system requires that Fulton County tax assessors value each home in the county over the course of several years to assess the home’s condition and value based on a variety of different factors. From that assessment, you will pay property taxes. However, are those Fulton County tax assessors responsible for creating accurate assessments actually creating inaccuracies?

Helpful Tips to Get Your Gwinnett County Property Tax Reduced

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Property taxes are high and getting higher. In fact, the National Taxpayers Union expects property taxes to continue rising across the country for the next several years. It’s a vicious circle, and one that virtually every homeowner in Georgia must face. However, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck paying what the Gwinnett County property tax office says you owe. You might be one of the many homeowners who is being over assessed and paying too much in property tax ever year. Below, you’ll find important tips to help get your tax burden reduced if you are being over assessed.

Help in Seeking Cobb County Tax Relief for Incorrect Property Taxes

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Property taxes come around every year. They’re based on the county government’s assessment of your property’ value, multiplied by the local tax rate. Given the fact that property taxes are an annual expense for home and business owners, you’d think that there was a higher than likely chance that the amount being assessed would be accurate. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Too many homeowners are overpaying on their Cobb County tax burdens. Thankfully, there are ways around this. What do you need to know as a Cobb homeowner or business owner?

Disputing Property Taxes Set by the DeKalb County Tax Assessor

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For business owners and residents of DeKalb County, property taxes are due annually. You’ll receive a letter from the DeKalb County tax assessor stating the taxable value and amount you owe in taxes, and when that payment is due. If you don’t pay the tax by the due date, you are in danger of going into delinquency, and the county can take legal action against you. Of course, property taxes are always a burden, but your burden may or may not be accurate.

Fulton County Tax Assessment Errors Lead to Residents Overpaying

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“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin

No one likes taxes, but they’re an inescapable part of life. In order to have a functioning government, even on the local level, taxes must be assessed. Fulton County taxes come in several forms, including sales tax and property tax. The problem here is that inaccuracies in the mass property appraisal method used by Fulton County tax assessors lead to over assessment and errors, costing you more each year in property taxes. What’s the problem?

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