Sine Die – 2019 Georgia Legislative Wrap-Up

Georgia’s legislative session wrapped up on April 2, 2019. Only a few property tax bills made it through the 2019 session. Below is a summary of the significant property tax measures that are heading for Governor Kemp’s desk: HB 183: This bill provides that a taxpayer’s failure to file a real property return does not […]

Sine Die – The Close of Georgia’s 2018 Legislative Session

The 2018 Legislative session came to a close on March 29, 2018. A number of property tax bills passed and now await Governor Deal’s signature (and in some cases, a referendum vote in November). Here’s a few highlights (with links to the bills in blue): New Homestead Exemptions: Residents of Fulton County and several Fulton […]

Atlanta Public Schools property tax relief bills filed

Georgia Senator Jen Jordan (6th District) has filed two local property tax relief bills (links to the bills appear in blue below): SB 485 increases the Homestead exemption for City of Atlanta residents as to Atlanta Public Schools (APS) taxes from $30,000 to $50,000. This increased exemption would exempt $125,000 of the value of your home […]

Legislative Update – Property tax cap bills and others survive Crossover Day

February 28 was the 28th day of the Georgia legislative session, known as Crossover Day. A number of property tax bills survived Crossover Day by passing either the House or Senate. Links to the current versions of each bill appear in blue in the summaries below: Caps on Municipal Taxes. Several bills would implement an […]

Fulton school tax exemption bill passes Senate

The Georgia Senate voted on and passed Senate Bill 317 on January 18, 2018. The bill, sponsored in part by Senator John Albers of Georgia’s 56th District (encompassing parts of northern Fulton and Cherokee Counties), would provide a new partial property tax exemption for Fulton County property owners. The Bill would allow all Fulton residents […]