Home Renovations that can Increase Your Tax Bill

Perhaps you’ve been spending some time on Pinterest lately perusing the different home improvement pins, and it has given you some ideas on how to spruce up your own house. Adding a new laundry room or updating your kitchen to a more modern style are great projects that will really improve the quality of your home, but when you are creating your budget for tackling these projects, don’t forget to add a little extra padding for your property taxes.

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Are There Ways to Lower Your Gwinnett County Property Tax?

Property taxes have been increasing for decades in many areas. It’s a natural thing to wonder if there are any ways that you could lower your Gwinnett County Property Tax bill. But wondering only gets you so far. So, where do you get the answer to the question, “Is there any way for me to lower my property tax bill?” How about right here. We’re going to go over some options that could potentially save you some money.
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Lighten the Load of Property Taxes

Property taxes have been around as long as taxes themselves. Taxes date back to thousands of years ago. It’s the methods governments have used to make money for millennia. It’s no surprise, then, that we are still facing them today. However, in Gwinnett County, and all over the United States, property owners are finding out there are ways to lessen the burden of property taxes. Better yet, you don’t have to comb through the paperwork yourself. There are services set up to do the work for you. First, we will look at some of the taxes that are common here in the United States to help gain a better understanding of why we get taxed and why it makes sense to use an appeal service to lighten your property taxes.

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Why Is My Property Tax Bill from the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor So High?

Did you get hit with a big tax bill this year that you weren’t expecting? If so, you are not alone. Changes in the tax laws and the housing market have had homeowners’ tax bills going up and down all over the place lately. The Gwinnett County tax assessor has to take all of these things and more into consideration when determining your bill. Let’s take a look at what things can cause tax bills to go up, and what you can do about it.

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How to Proceed When Your Gwinnett County Property Tax Is Incorrect

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You Must Question Your Gwinnett County Property Tax Assessment

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What to Do If the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor Gets Your Valuation Wrong

Did you get a letter from the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor about your commercial or residential property's assessed value, and feel it was wrong? If so, take a deep breath and relax because you have the option to appeal their assessment. Secondly, never take any of this personally. The staff of the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor uses an array of data to create the valuations and it is not their intention to over or under valuate any properties. They are striving for an accurate valuation that ensures you pay the right amount in tax dollars.

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Did the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor Value Your Property Too High?

Have you noticed that you have been paying more in your property taxes than you believe you should be paying? While no one likes to pay property taxes or other taxes for that matter, they are a fact of life. However, that does not mean you shouldn’t question how much you are paying in property taxes when it feels like it is too high. There is always a chance that the Gwinnett County tax assessor made an error when they were valuing properties, which means you could be paying more in taxes than you should.

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Gwinnett County Tax Assessor Values 2018

The local real estate market kept on rolling during 2017. A limited supply of available houses combined with an improving economy and continued historically low interest rates put upward pressure on prices. It is the goal of the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor to value all real estate at it's fair market value as of January 1 of each year. 

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Gwinnett County Tax Assessor Releases the Dogs

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. 

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