Georgia Scores a B+ for Property Tax Administration

A recent report by the Council on State Taxation (COST) and International Property Tax Institute (IPTI) gave Georgia a B+ grade for property tax administration, based on scores in categories including transparency, consistency, and procedural fairness. You can access the report HERE. Skip to page 35 for a breakdown of Georgia’s score. Georgia ties the […]

Fulton County and DOR Settle 2017 Digest Dispute

In July 2019, the Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors and Georgia Department of Revenue settled their dispute over Fulton County’s 2017 digest. After two years of litigation, Fulton’s 2017 assessment values and tax bills will finally be finalized. Fulton settles with state in tax fight; homeowners won’t owe The battle boiled down to whether […]

Georgia’s 2019 Property Tax Season Underway

Georgia property owners receive a property tax assessment notice each spring, notifying them of the assessment value of their property 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 the top right of each notice. Because the deadline is […]

Attorney Sara Sorenson presents on Georgia Property Tax Trends

On April 25, 2019, Attorney Sara Sorenson presented to the Atlanta Bar Association’s Real Estate and Tax Sections on Updates and Trends in Georgia Property Taxation, including updates on recent case law, ongoing cases, and legislation from 2018 and 2019. Sara joined tax attorneys Richard Litwin of Litwin Law and Julian Fortuna of Taylor English […]

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 […]

Attorney Sara Sorenson Presents at ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminar

Attorney Sara Sorenson participated on a panel of attorneys from around the country in discussing Trends and Updates in Property Tax Law at the annual American Bar Association/Institute of Professionals in Tax Advanced Property Tax Seminar, held in New Orleans on March 13-15, 2019. The ABA/IPT Advance Tax Seminars attract tax attorneys, consultants and CPAs […]