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 […]

Ga. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Taxpayers in Value Lock-in Case

On October 30, 2019, the Court of Appeals announced its decision in two case concerning the 2-year value lock-in for appealed properties. For many properties, the value established by a property tax appeals locks-in for 2 additional years, giving the taxpayer relief from the time and expense of the appeal process. See OCGA 48-5-299(c). There […]

Ga. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Property Owners in Tax Credit Case

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in favor of property owners in a recent case concerning the valuation of affordable housing projects that receive state and federal tax credits (under 26 USC § 42, or Section 42). The Board of Assessors’ Arguments: Following a string of court decisions and legislative changes, the Lowndes County Board […]