A proposal to raise Fulton County’s homestead exemption could mean property tax relief for tens of thousands of homeowners. Or it could mean tax cuts for some property owners and tax hikes for others. Read More
Georgia House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tempore Jan Jones, R-Milton, will introduce tomorrow local legislation to lower property taxes for Fulton County homeowners by increasing the homestead exemption from $30,000 to $60,000. Read More
A bill introduced in the Georgia General Assembly last week by state Rep. Brett Harrell (R-Snellville) would prohibit municipalities from adding non-tax fees to property tax bills. Harrell initially introduced the bill in 2011 with nearly 60 co-signers. Read More
George Grovner’s island property off the southeastern Georgia coast isn’t fancy, just an acre of land with a double-wide mobile home on it. But he’s hung onto the place long after moving to the mainland to stay connected to his roots among the slave descendants who have stayed on Sapelo Island for generations, since the Civil War ended. Read More
An agreement with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia to issue $1.6 billion in bonds for potentially growing its supplier base could secure West Point and Troup County millions and additional tax revenue for the school system. Read more
Florida voters passed three property tax amendments to the state constitution favored by Florida Realtors. In addition, a number of Florida Realtors PAC candidates won their respective districts. Read more
The Chatham County Board of Assessors is excluding hundreds of home sales from its assessment process based on the fact they were purchased from mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read more
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