How to Lower Your Commercial Property Taxes in Cobb County

Many commercial property owners in Cobb County find their budgets stretched thin even in the best of times. This is especially true for those who have small to mid-size companies because they often don't have the more generous budgets that larger businesses might have access to. When the county's annual tax assessment results in a commercial property tax that is large enough to put a crimp in their carefully planned budget. 

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How To Appeal Property Taxes

If you've received your DeKalb County, Georgia tax assessment, you should know that this isn't necessarily a “final bill”. That is unless you decide not to contest it. Should you decide to simply pay it, the case is closed. You can, however, appeal your assessment. Here is how to appeal property taxes in DeKalb County.

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What to Look for When Searching for Fulton County Property Tax Consultants

Fulton County homeowners who are looking to file a property tax appeal will want to enlist the help of one of the most qualified property tax consultants. Property tax consultants work to identify the true value of a home's property, regardless of its intangible assets. Ultimately, Fulton County residents who hire a property tax consultant will have a better chance of success during the property tax appeal process.

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How Experience and Expertise Helps in Reducing Property Tax

If there was a powerful tool available to you to potentially help reduce your Gwinnett County or Cobb County commercial property tax, would you use it? On the surface, you would think the answer would be a resounding yes. After all, who wouldn't want to take steps to reduce expenses and improve the bottom line, especially in challenging economic times. Yet, many property owners either don't choose to use the tool or will attempt to use it on their own, possibly reducing the effectiveness of their tax assessment appeal.

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Why Now Is a Good Time to Hire a Property Tax Consultant

With every election comes a new potential for tax changes. Many times, this impacts the taxable value of your property. When taxes are increased, perhaps to pay for new services or increasing costs, it is very common for property owners to see a much larger tax bill. Sometimes, it’s important to consider this from a value perspective. Has the value of the home increased?

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Learn More About the Types of Cobb County Real Estate Tax Services

Cobb County residents will find that there are qualified professionals who can provide them with a variety of real estate tax services. Depending on the circumstances, individuals may find that they require one of the following types of real estate tax services in Cobb County: 

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Gwinnett Annual Notices of Assessment Delayed until the Beginning of May

Gwinnett Tax Assessor’s office typically mails residential and commercial annual notices of assessment in early April but now will be mailed in the beginning of May. The Annual Notice of Assessment informs you of the value assessed on your residential or commercial real estate property as of January 1, 2020.

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How a Cobb County Tax Consultant Can Help You

Many taxpayers believe that hiring the services of a Cobb County tax consultant is unnecessary especially in financial terms. Taxpayers, after all, can prepare and file their tax returns as well pay for their taxes on their own.

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Valuation Methods Used by the DeKalb County Property Tax Assessors

The law requires the Dekalb county property tax assessors to appraise real and tangible personal property at their fair market values. There are three approaches used in order to arrive at a fair assessment. Of the three methods, only one will be used depending on the availability and quality of market data resources.

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The Assessment Process Used by the Gwinnett Tax Assessor

The Gwinnett County tax assessor has the duty of assessing properties and issuing tax assessment notices, among others. Taxpayers, on the other hand, have the duty to know the process applied by the tax assessor’s staff in these two aspects for their own benefit.  Keep in mind that tax assessments can be appealed but tax bills cannot be appealed, thus, emphasizing the importance of appealing your tax assessment within 45 days after its receipt.  

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