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Fulton County Property Tax Homestead Exemption 101

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 04 AM

Of all the Fulton County property tax exemptions available for taxpayers, the homestead exemption is arguably the most beneficial. This is because applying it to your property tax is relatively easier and faster than most exemptions, not to mention that its deductions can be substantial. Here are the things that you must know about homestead exemption – what it is, what its qualifications are, and its amounts are.

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Gwinnett County Property Tax Appeal Changes Due to HB 202

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 @ 04 AM

The State of Georgia’s House Bill 202 (HB 202) introduced several crucial changes that have affected the Gwinnett County property tax assessment and appeal process. You should have basic knowledge about these changes since your property tax-related rights and responsibilities, from challenging the tax assessment via an appeal to paying the tax bill, will be affected. Your tax advisor will likely have an in-depth knowledge about HB 202 but it always pays to know about these matters yourself.

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The Rights of Property Owners that Fulton County Tax Assessors Should Follow

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 04 AM

With the passage of House Bill 202, the Georgia General Assembly has further reinforced the rights of property owners whose property values are under the mercy, so to speak, of the Fulton County tax assessors. As a property owner and taxpayer, you should assert your rights in the same manner as you perform your responsibilities, tax-wise. 

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Changes in the DeKalb County Property Tax Appeal Venues

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 04 AM

Dubbed as the Christmas tree bill, the Georgia Legislature finally passed House Bill 202 (HB 202) on April 2, 2015, the last day of its session. The 49-page bill contains several crucial amendments to the state’s real property tax system particularly its assessment and appeals processes, many of which work to the taxpayers’ benefit. The majority of the amendments contained in it applies to 2016 assessment appeals, including the DeKalb County property tax process, with the changes in the avenues of appeals contained here.  

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Gwinnett County Property Tax: Matters of Special Assessments

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 04 AM

According to the laws of the State of Georgia, the Gwinnett County property tax authorities also have the responsibility of conducting preferential assessments on certain types of real property. You can check with the tax assessors whether your real property qualifies for the special assessments but here are the things that you must know. 

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HB 202: Fulton County Tax Assessors and Its Final Valuation During Appeal

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 04 AM

As a property owner and taxpayer, you will find that the passage of House Bill 202 (HB 202) by the Georgia State Assembly works in your favor in many ways. Your job is to take advantage of the changes brought by the law in terms of your tax-related responsibilities.

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DeKalb County Tax Assessor: Date and Terms

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 @ 04 AM

Like all tax-related authorities, the DeKalb County Tax Assessor has a set of deadlines (i.e., dates) and glossary (i.e., terms) that must be applied in the performance of their roles and responsibilities. As a taxpayer, you should be aware of these dates and terms since these have an impact, whether positive or negative, on your duties in relation to your real estate tax. Your basic knowledge in these matters can result in hundreds of dollars in savings on your tax bills every year. 

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Gwinnett County Property Tax Assessments on Types of Property

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 04 AM

Even with the changes in the property assessment and appeals process due to the passage of House Bill 202, many things about it remain the same. This includes the 40% assessment of fair market value of all taxable real property unless otherwise specified by law. This also includes the responsibilities of the Gwinnett County property tax authorities, such as the assessment of real property by the Board of Tax Assessors with the county’s tax digest examined by the State Revenue Commissioner to determine the uniform and equal assessments with other counties. 

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Beware of Excessive Fulton County Property Tax after Condemnations

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 @ 04 AM

Property valuation and the condemnation law share a common basis where their impact on your rights and responsibilities as a property owner are concerned. Keep in mind that the imposition of an easement (i.e., a non-possessory interest in the land of another person) reduces its fair market value in practical terms. As a taxpayer and property owner, you have to assert your rights in case of easement made by the Fulton County property tax authorities.   

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The Data Entered by the DeKalb County Tax Assessor in CAMA

Posted by Jill Noelle Olandria on Fri, Apr 08, 2016 @ 04 AM

According to the laws of the State of Georgia, the DeKalb County Tax Assessor has the responsibility of ensuring that all real estate and tangible personal property are appraised annually at their fair market values.  You, the taxpayer, have the right and responsibility of ensuring that your taxable real estate and tangible personal property have been assessed in a fair manner based on four grounds, namely, taxability, uniformity, value, and applicable exemptions. 

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