It’s that time of year again when the Cobb County tax assessors are hitting the pavement and conducting property visits around the county. That means that the assessment notices are only a few weeks away, and that it’s time to gear up for property tax season. If you’re new to the area, or even if you’re a seasoned veteran of Cobb County, you may have some questions about how the tax assessment process works there. For this reason, we thought we’d take the chance to go over some of the basics as a kind of refresher course.Read More
Fair Assessments Now!
It’s getting to be that time of year again that we all dread, the time of year when the Gwinnet County tax assessor comes around to assess the value of our properties. With the way things have been trending lately, it’s safe to say that we can all expect to see a bump in the property taxes that we’ll have due this year. Of course, if you’re new to the area, or simply haven’t paid much attention to the tax assessment process in Gwinnett County, you may be wondering how everything works. So, let us explain.Read More
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Although it’s still a few months off, the time of year is coming around again when Fulton County tax assessors will be hitting the streets to value properties. Even though this happens each and every year, homeowners always have questions about the tax assessment process in Fulton County. Additionally, there are usually new homeowners in the area who may not be familiar with how things work in Fulton County. For that reason, we thought it would be a good idea to provide a bit of a refresher course about how things work there.Read More
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Today I want to talk about an often misunderstood form, the Georgia Taxpayer’s Return of Real Property. This time of year, prior to April 1, real estate “experts” start telling everyone (on radio, over email) that you need to return this form to tell the tax assessor what you think your property is worth. There is an urgency about these claims, because the deadline to file this form is indeed April 1. Some of them claim that you need to do this to appeal the tax assessor’s value.Read More
Topics: Georgia property tax law
Attention Fulton County Taxpayer! The Fulton County Tax Commissioner's office has mailed incorrect tax bills. It's not that the taxable value is wrong, or the tax rate. It's the calculation of the taxable value by the tax rate that is incorrect on many tax bills. Of course, the mistake tends to increase the amount of property tax that is due.
The Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors have, apparently, sent their 2014 property tax assessment notices. I say apparently because we had been hearing that the notices would be dated June 6, and mailed on June 6. However, a client in Marietta has received a 2014 tax assessment notice from the Fulton County Assessors today. Which means the notice was probably mailed yesterday, the 4th. The notice however, is dated TOMORROW June 6.
The Dekalb County Tax Assessor sent real estate assessment notices on May 30, 2014. In Georgia you have 45 days to appeal your assessment and that makes the deadline to file July 14, 2014. Here you can access the Georgia Appeal of Assessment form.
You may think that your accountant has all of your tax preparation needs covered for you. However, if you own your home, a boat, an airplane, or any other piece of large property that can be taxed, you may need to talk with someone who specializes in property taxes. Property tax consultants can help taxpayers in a number of ways.
2013 was a strong year for the Atlanta warehouse market on most metrics. While you might be seeing this in the performance of your building, you aren't the only one. The Atlanta GA tax assessors track the market just like you and, when they see strong performance, they are more likely to raise property values. Higher property values mean higher tax bills from the Atlanta GA tax assessors for you to pay or for your tenants to have to cover through their CAMs.
No one wants to pay high property taxes. Then again, no one wants to live somewhere with low property values. You want to purchase your home at a low price, watch the area improve, make improvements to your home, and then sell it at a higher value than you bought it.