Georgia

Some lakefront property owners are still unhappy with their tax assessments after revised notices were mailed last week, and promise to appeal once more, this time to the state Board of Equalization. Read More

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A judge today rejected a request to bar Fulton County from collecting money from a recent 17 percent property tax increase – a victory for the county in its ongoing battle with critics who say it spends too much. Read More

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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

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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

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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.

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Assessment notices to Fannin County property owners are expected to be sent out on or about July 18. Read More

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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

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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

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 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

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Dawson County’s former chief tax appraiser will spend the next 12 months on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges. Read More

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 Commissioner Marion Williams wants all city employees to live in city limits and to help pay taxes. Some other commissioners are calling him a hypocrite. Read More

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Fort Valley apartment owner, Marilyn McDowell, is taking the chief tax appraiser to court, because she's running out of money, and can no longer afford to pay property taxes.  Read More

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