April 1 Deadline for Homestead Exemption Applications & Returns Approaching

New Homeowners: April 1 is the deadline for Homestead Exemption applications. Be sure to maximize your tax savings by filing now! April 1 is also the deadline for filing a property tax return, which is most important when your property has experienced some significant event that dramatically reduces its value prior to January 1 of […]

Fulton County Residents Pay Most Property Taxes in Georgia

A Tax Foundation study found that Fulton County residents pay an average of $2,901 annually in property taxes, the highest in Georgia. How does your county rank? Check out the study below: Where Do People Pay the Most in Property Taxes? Property taxes are an important tool to help finance state and local governments. In […]

Podcast Interview: How Commercial Property Owners Can Reduce their Property Taxes

I sat down (virtually) with Michael Warady, CFP for a discussion about property taxes for the podcast Strategies and Ideas for US Business. I discussed property taxes, COVID’s impacts on property tax bills and appeals, and ways that commercial property owners can take action to save. My biggest take-aways for commercial owners: be proactive and […]

Georgia Dept. of Revenue Extends Appeal Filing Deadline

On August 17, 2020, the Department of Revenue issued an informational bulletin extending (and reopening) the deadline to appeal property tax assessment values in nearly all Georgia counties: Property Tax Appeal Deadline Extended to August 27, 2020 THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HAS ISSUED AN ORDER DECLARING A STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, WHICH […]

Property Tax Incentives Handbook Released

The University of Georgia ‘s Langdale Center for Forest Business has released its 2020 revision of its popular handbook, Property Tax Incentives for the Georgia Landowner. The handbook includes information about property tax incentives for Georgia agricultural and timber property owners. An electronic copy of the handbooks is available here: http://www.ugacfb.com/property-tax-incentives-for-the-georgia-landowner/ Programs like conservation use […]

Guest Blog Post: TIPS FOR LOWERING YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL IN 2020

I shared my top property tax tips for homeowners on CPA Aliycn McLoed’s Atlanta.tax blog. Check them out below: Tips for Lowering your Property Tax Bill in 2020 – Atlanta Tax When it comes to income taxes, most people don’t want to pay a penny more than they have to. The same applies to property […]

COVID-19: Impacts on Georgia’s Property Tax System

As national and statewide emergencies are declared, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Georgia’s property tax system in a few ways: Georgia courts have postponed most non-emergency civil matters for 30 days (until mid- April). Property tax appeals that are pending in Superior Court will likely be delayed. Most board of Equalization offices have closed. Hearings […]