Did you purchase a primary residence Jan. 1 2016, throhomestead-photough Dec. 31, 2016 in Georgia?
If So, You Need To File for a Homestead Exemption!!

Homestead Exemption in Georgia is essentially free money. Money that new home owners can save on their property taxes.

Homestead Exemption is one way to reduce the amount of property tax you pay on your residential property. If you own the property, reside on that property, and are a legal resident of the County, all as of January 1st of the tax year, you may qualify for homestead exemption. A homestead exemption is a reduction in homeowners’ property taxes. To qualify, the homeowner must apply for this exemption before April 1st. Once granted, this exemption is automatically renewed each year as long as they continually occupy the home under the same ownership. The home must be your legal residence for all purposes including the registration of your vehicles and the filing of your income tax. You cannot file for homestead exemption on rental property, vacant land or on more than one property. In addition to basic homestead exemption there are additional exemptions for residents age 62 and older and/or disabled and disabled veterans. Some special exemption types require in person visit to the tax offices.

Items you MAY need to include with your application:
a copy of your settlement statement
a copy of your recorded warranty deed
photo I.D

Be sure you file on time, between Jan 1- April.
New homeowners you definitely want to file to save money in your property taxes!

Gwinnett County:
About Homestead: http://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.publicaccessnow.com/PropertyTax/HomesteadExemption/AboutHomesteadExemptions.aspx
Apply here: https://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.publicaccessnow.com/HomesteadExemption.aspx

Fulton County:
Types of exemptions: http://www.qpublic.net/ga/fulton/programs.html
Instructions for filing: http://www.qpublic.net/ga/fulton/homestead_inst.html
Apply online here: http://www.qpublic.net/ga/fulton/homestead_inst.html

Cobb County:
About homestead: http://www.cobbtax.org/property/exemptions
Forms & instructions: http://www.cobbtax.org/_fileUploads/files/2014_HS_ExemptionWebApp_v2015.pdf

DeKalb County:
About homestead: https://taxcommissioner.dekalbcountyga.gov/TaxCommissioner/PDF/Forms/homesteadinfo.pdf
Apply here: https://taxcommissioner.dekalbcountyga.gov/TaxCommissioner/homesteadOnlineApp/TChomesteadOnline.asp

Forsyth County:
About homestead & how to file: http://www.forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Board-of-Assessors/Homestead-Exemption

Hall County:
About homestead & how to file: http://www.hallcounty.org/FormCenter/Tax-Assessors-Office-6/Regular-Homestead-Exemption-Application-47

Barrow County:
About homestead & how to file: http://qpublic.net/ga/barrow/

Cherokee County:
About homestead & how to file: http://cherokeega.com/tax-assessors-office/

Jackson County:
About homestead & how to file: http://qpublic.net/ga/jackson/exemptions.html#homestead

Walton County:
About homestead & how to file: http://qpublic.net/ga/walton/exemptions1.html

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Lori Rogers ~ Mrs.Rogers Real Estate
Palmerhouse Properties
678-926-9811 mrsrogersrealestate@gmail.com

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