On the Ballot in Atlanta: Extending the Increased Homestead Exemption on School Taxes

In 2018, the Georgia Legislature passed and the voters approved an increased homestead exemption for city of Atlanta homeowners for Atlanta school taxes: increasing the exemption from $30,000 to $50,000. This increased exemption expires December 31, 2021 unless Atlanta voters approve to extend it in November 2021. Based on the 2021 millage rates, the increased […]

2021 Property Tax Appeal Deadlines

Georgia property owners receive a property tax notice of assessment each spring, notifying them of the assessment value of their property, and estimate of the taxes based on that value, and an opportunity to appeal the valuation. The deadline for an appeal is 45 days after the assessment notice is issued and is printed on […]

Attorney Sara Sorenson Shares Words of Wisdom

In the May 2021 issue of the Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle magazine, attorney Sara Sorenson shared words of wisdom to future generations of women pursuing a meaningful career. Sara currently serves as the president of the Smyrna Business Association.

Georgia Legislative Recap 2021

The Georgia 2021 legislative session ended in early April. Below is a short recap of some of the property tax legislation that passed and will be signed into law. You can find the full text of each bill by searching on the Georgia Legislature’s website. HB 282: Valuing Qualified Timberland. This bill adds definitions and […]