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To Appeal or Not Appeal

Posted by Chris Bradford on May 19, 2007

To Appeal or Not Appeal


Every year you get a statement from the county government telling you how much they feel your property is worth and, based on that, how much your property taxes are going to be. If you are like most property owners, you see your tax value creeping up each year, sometimes taking a huge leap.


After a while, you begin to feel the county has your property valued too high and think you might need to appeal the county’s valuation. This is when you discover what disadvantage property owners are really under.


Let’s assume that you feel your house is worth about $150,000 but the county says they feel it is worth $180,000. In most counties (but not all) in Georgia, your property taxes are based on 40% of the value, or in this case $72,000.

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