Georgia

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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The Fannin County Commissioners held its last meeting of the year on Tuesday December 10th. Read More
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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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And now to a different story about the changing face of another historic community. Sapelo Island, just off the coast of Georgia, is home to one of the few remaining Gullah Geechee enclaves. These tight knit communities in the nation's South-East trace their roots back to slavery times and share a distinct culture and dialect. But now that's being threatened by a changing economy. Read More

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Thomas County residents took turns Tuesday morning letting county commissioners know how they feel when it comes to a newly proposed property tax increase. Read More

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This year, local governments with the county, city and school system are grappling with some of the biggest budget deficits they’ve seen in years due to one thing — the larger than expected drop in assessed property value. Read More

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The number of Chatham County property owners who appealed their assessments has declined 27 percent from last year, according to the county’s chief appraiser. Read More

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 Conyers City Council unanimously approved today a property tax hike by 2.37 mils, or more than 20 percent over the rollback rate, to fund the city's $13.35 million fiscal year 2014 budget. Read More

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 Despite pleas from 37 speakers and unusually large turnout during three public hearings over the past two weeks, the Board of Commissioners voted to raise property taxes anyway. Read More

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After a lengthy closed-door meeting by the Catoosa County commission July 16, commission attorney Skip Patty led a discussion on the request for a property tax refund. Read More
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Avalon is a huge, multi-million dollar project. That much is beyond doubt. With thousands of jobs created both in the construction and operation of the mixed-use behemoth, millions of dollars in taxes – both sales and property – will flow into Alpharetta and the county. Read More

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Garden City was incorporated more than 70 years ago, and it's been free of property taxes ever since. Read More

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 Your county property taxes may be going up nearly 30 percent if the Douglas County Board of Commissioners goes through with a nearly 3 mill increase tentatively adopted when the 2013 budget passed by a 3-2 vote last December.Read More

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