Property taxes are a pain in everyone’s wallet. Although it will never go away, there are some things that you can do to make it better. One of those is to educate yourself about your taxes, how they are calculated, and what you should be paying. The assessment process is mostly foreign to the average homeowner, but it isn’t especially complicated.
The tax assessor’s office is not working against property owners, despite what some people might think. The problem lies in the tax assessment process, which can be complex and confusing for the average property owner. People often immediately jump to blame the assessor when their tax bill goes up or the information is incorrect. However, the issues that you are having with your property taxes are usually above what a Dekalb County tax assessor has control over.
No matter where you live in the United States, if you own a home or a commercial property, you’re likely going to be paying some amount in property taxes every year. The money you pay for your DeKalb County property tax bill is used to pay all sorts of different things, but all or most of the cash is used for things within your community.
When you get the assessment value for your home, you should be able to look at it and be able to understand why it was given that value by the DeKalb County tax assessor. However, if that isn’t the case for you, you aren’t alone. Many people have no idea how assessment is done or why property taxes fluctuate. This is also why many people aren’t aware that requesting an appeal or questioning the assessment is an option.