Do you like saving money? How about lots of money? If so, you must APPLY for your Homestead Exemption!
What is Homestead Exemption? Homestead Exemption is available to legal residents of Georgia for their primary homes. You are able to claim a partial exemption, which can amount to substantial property tax savings. Senior citizens may have additional exemptions available. Check with your county tax office. You are entitled to the Homestead Exemption if you owned and occupied your home on or before December 31, 2013. The Homestead Exemption filing deadlines vary by county. However, most Metro Atlanta counties deadlines are now April 1, 2014.
Homeowners may need to provide their Warranty Deed book and page, proof of residence, social security numbers, driver’s license and car tag info. If the property is located within city limits, the homeowner may be required to file with the city as well. See list below for more information on Metro Atlanta counties:
Gwinnett County – deadline is April 1, 2014 770-822-8800
Fulton County – deadline is April 1, 2014 404-612-6440
DeKalb County – deadline is April 1, 2014 404-298-4000
Cobb County – deadline is April 1, 2014 770-528-8600
Clayton County – deadline is April 1, 2014 770-477-3311
Cherokee County – deadline is April 1, 2014 678-493-6120
Henry County – deadline is April 1, 2014 770-288-8180
Forsyth County – deadline is April 1, 2014 770-781-2106
Douglas County – deadline is April 1, 2014 770-920-7272
Fayette County – deadline is April 1, 2014 770-461-3652
Paulding County – deadline is April 1, 2014 770-443-7606
* Special thanks to Leigh Clack of Neel and Robinson Attorneys for providing this information.
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