The Barrow County School Board will discuss with its lawyers what to do about a long-ago error by the Barrow County tax assessor’s office which could have cost the school system more than $20 million in revenue. Read More
Six Fulton state lawmakers and one former state lawmaker have filed suit against Fulton County to block Fulton from raising its property tax rate. The legal action comes after the Fulton commission voted to raise the county’s millage rate by more than 17% this week. Those suing the county claim it violates a state law that says the county cannot raise its property tax rate until 2015. Read More
Fulton County leaders are getting ready to vote on a proposed property tax hike Wednesday, but a Channel 2 Action News investigation found the county is failing to collect millions of tax dollars it's already entitled to.
While various local officials have been enthusiastic about the projected financial impact of the Pinewood Atlanta Studios in central Fayette County, many among the public may have been unaware that the big development received a significant property tax break bestowed by the Fayette County Development Authority. Read More
Another year and more complaints about Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand didn’t make much difference in the General Assembly, where legislation to change the way he handles late property tax bills once again died. Read More
Taxpayers have been congratulating the Cobb County School Board for successfully defending itself against the Development Authority of Cobb County’s attempts to give away millions of school tax dollars to a well-known developer. Taxpayers should also be thanking the CCSB for protecting the interests of taxpayers beyond this one misguided situation. Read More
State Sen. Lindsey Tippins wants to know if the Georgia Constitution allows a county agency to give tax breaks to developers without input from the school system when those special tax deals slash future school revenue. Read More
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