Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Taxes,GA http://www.zillow.com/advice/GA/home-ownership-taxes/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How to SUCCESFULLY Appeal Your Upcomming Georgia Property Tax Assessment http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-SUCCESFULLY-Appeal-Your-Upcomming-Georgia-Property-Tax-Assessment/437313/ This past year more people are having difficulties in successfully appealing their Georgia property tax assessments. One would think that due to the declining market values it would be a slam dunk. According to recent article in the&nbsp;Atlanta Journal Constitution&nbsp;(3/31/2012) many people are unsuccessful in appealing due to not being prepared. Those who are prepared and educated about the process are more like to succeed and save money. One of the biggest mistakes are that people don't present the appropriate comparable sales in their area. A&nbsp;professional Realtor can help you determine what is the best comparable and what is not.&nbsp; Most Atlanta counties will be sending out the assessments in mid-April. The <a rel="nofollow" href="http://fctf.org">Fulton County Tax Payers Foundation</a> offers helpful assistance. <br/><br/>Please click on this <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24744848/AJC-Propertytaxfilinginfo-3312012.pdf">link</a> to see a property tax appeal resource page prepared by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-SUCCESFULLY-Appeal-Your-Upcomming-Georgia-Property-Tax-Assessment/437313/ 2012-03-31T11:25:00Z If I have been paying taxes on property for 20+ years is it considered mine? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-have-been-paying-taxes-on-property-for-20-years-is-it-considered-mine/561213/ The property is in my father's name. He died in 2012. We both thought it was deeded to me 20+ years ago. It is not listed in his estate.<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-have-been-paying-taxes-on-property-for-20-years-is-it-considered-mine/561213/ 2014-09-30T17:06:00Z How do I find a lease option or owner financed home in Lawrenceville Atlanta http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-lease-option-or-owner-financed-home-in-Lawrenceville-Atlanta/556705/ I am looking for a purchase option as I am relocating to Atlanta and I would rather have my rent apply to purchase so if Atlanta is a good fit my rent is an investment.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-a-lease-option-or-owner-financed-home-in-Lawrenceville-Atlanta/556705/ 2014-08-27T02:11:00Z Taxes in SC http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Taxes-in-SC/548471/ Looking for nice area,hopefully new homes with low taxes.&nbsp; Retired moving from NY.&nbsp; Any counties where you no longer pay school tax once you turn 65.<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Taxes-in-SC/548471/ 2014-07-04T23:01:00Z school taxes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/school-taxes/535072/ how much are school taxes in douglasville, ga (douglas county)<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/school-taxes/535072/ 2014-04-04T02:42:00Z Homestead Exemption - Fulton County, GA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Homestead-Exemption-Fulton-County-GA/507382/ I purchased a home in Oct 2012 in Fulton County, GA. I didn't know that I had to file for a homestead exemption by April 1st of 2013. My taxes are now $2,500 instead of $700. Is there anything I can do?<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Homestead-Exemption-Fulton-County-GA/507382/ 2013-08-18T00:42:00Z is there any first time home buyer incentive during tax filling for 2013 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-there-any-first-time-home-buyer-incentive-during-tax-filling-for-2013/514073/ 3 replies Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-there-any-first-time-home-buyer-incentive-during-tax-filling-for-2013/514073/ 2013-10-04T04:28:00Z my 2013 Tax Accessment in Atl.Ga. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-2013-Tax-Accessment-in-Atl-Ga/497315/ Thought about a refi on a home that im renting out, paid the lender 350.00 for the appraisal back in Feb. The appraisal came in exactly 50k lower than Fulton County's tax accessor figure. I called and spoke to a county tax appraisal for my area and she stated she would work with me but not give me the appraised value that the lender said its worth. DO I Have ANY OPTIONS ??? I THINK THIS IS ROBBERY BY FULTON COUNTY!!!!!<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 15 Jun 2013 21:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-2013-Tax-Accessment-in-Atl-Ga/497315/ 2013-06-15T21:43:00Z Fulton County Ga. Taxes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fulton-County-Ga-Taxes/497253/ Purcased a home early this year. The previous owner appealed the acessment in 2012 and it was reduced. The 2013 accessment is 90k higher than 2012. I bought the house for 40k less than the appeal accessment previous owner agreed to last year. Why did the accessment go up so high in less than 12 months after an appeal? Should I be paying taxes on the sale price I bought it for? I also had the house appraised before I bought it and it was and it came back 14k less than the appeal amount in 2012. Thanks for any help...<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fulton-County-Ga-Taxes/497253/ 2013-06-15T13:40:00Z how can I find the real estate taxes paid in my neighborhood? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-the-real-estate-taxes-paid-in-my-neighborhood/443578/ 4 replies Mon, 21 May 2012 01:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-find-the-real-estate-taxes-paid-in-my-neighborhood/443578/ 2012-05-21T01:16:00Z Challenge Property Appraiser.. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Challenge-Property-Appraiser/471727/ Going to Appeals Board, need to present reliability of Zetimate's from Zillow. Where to start? Any recommendations on what works/helps, etc....???<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Challenge-Property-Appraiser/471727/ 2012-12-19T19:44:00Z How to find sale prices in a neighborhood last year. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-find-sale-prices-in-a-neighborhood-last-year/444284/ I need to find sale prices of comparables last year to verify that my tax assessment is accurate.<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 25 May 2012 15:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-find-sale-prices-in-a-neighborhood-last-year/444284/ 2012-05-25T15:19:00Z Can I sell primary home, move to rental and use profit to pay off other debt? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-sell-primary-home-move-to-rental-and-use-profit-to-pay-off-other-debt/452100/ Or is there a tax problem? What if I wanted to rent for a year or two before buying a new home?<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 22 Jul 2012 15:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-sell-primary-home-move-to-rental-and-use-profit-to-pay-off-other-debt/452100/ 2012-07-22T15:33:00Z I am appealing my property tax assessment for the first time. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-appealing-my-property-tax-assessment-for-the-first-time/448084/ The county, needing every taxpayer dollar, assessed my home at exactly the same value as last year.&nbsp; Clearly out of touch.&nbsp; In the past two to three years there have been many foreclosures or distressed sales around me.&nbsp; The homes are priced at less than half of what they were when they were first built and sold (2003/2004).&nbsp; There is no way my house has not been affected and I know I could never get close to selling it for the $194,700 assessment-that is just ridiculous.&nbsp; A friend put me on to your website and I have found it to be so enlightening and useful.&nbsp; Any suggestions or guidance you can offer will be greatly appreciated.&nbsp; Thanks for a great website!<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-appealing-my-property-tax-assessment-for-the-first-time/448084/ 2012-06-23T22:35:00Z The Clock is Ticking to Appeal Your Fulton County Georgia Taxes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-Clock-is-Ticking-to-Appeal-Your-Fulton-County-Georgia-Taxes/442980/ According to an Atlanta Journal Constitution's recent series&nbsp;on property taxes, they concluded that Fulton County properties are assessed on the average 7% too high. They also concluded that every property owner in Atlanta should appeal their tax assessments. <br/><br/>You should have just received your Fulton County tax assessments. To get mor information about filing an appeal, click <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/hzg5tfo33os35le/Fultontaxappealsummary.pdf" rel="nofollow">here</a>.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 16 May 2012 12:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-Clock-is-Ticking-to-Appeal-Your-Fulton-County-Georgia-Taxes/442980/ 2012-05-16T12:12:00Z How to Calculate Your Property Taxes in the Atlanta Metro Area (surrounding counties)! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Calculate-Your-Property-Taxes-in-the-Atlanta-Metro-Area-surrounding-counties/436927/ Some people think it is a mystery as to how property taxes are computed. Please click on the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24744848/Propertytaxcalculator.xlsx">link</a> to get a specially prepared spreadsheet to determine your taxes.&nbsp; All you have to do is enter the value of your home and the sheet will populate the rates for many of the counties in the Metro Atlanta area.&nbsp; This is a great tool to get an idea what the taxes will be like if you are looking at a particular location for your new home purchase.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Calculate-Your-Property-Taxes-in-the-Atlanta-Metro-Area-surrounding-counties/436927/ 2012-03-28T12:31:00Z How can I look at sales in the neighborhood that go back to 2010? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-look-at-sales-in-the-neighborhood-that-go-back-to-2010/434068/ I'm trying to use zillow to get information on comps for an upcoming property tax appeal. &nbsp;Because my comps have to be for the previous year (2010 for a 2011 appeal), I'd like to be able to find them on the map. &nbsp;Is there an advanced search function for this?<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-look-at-sales-in-the-neighborhood-that-go-back-to-2010/434068/ 2012-03-05T20:27:00Z How does a home selling lower than my purchasing price benefit me? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-a-home-selling-lower-than-my-purchasing-price-benefit-me/359999/ 6 replies Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-a-home-selling-lower-than-my-purchasing-price-benefit-me/359999/ 2010-07-29T13:54:00Z 357 Milledge Heights is not represented correctly. The land with house is 3 lots! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/357-Milledge-Heights-is-not-represented-correctly-The-land-with-house-is-3-lots/345787/ Lot #173C3 B006 (0.530 acres) <strong>includes house</strong>.&nbsp; Lot#173C3 BOO7 (0.200 acres)<br/>Lot #173C3 B007A (0.290 acres). &nbsp;&nbsp; <em><strong>Please show these Lots separately!</strong></em><br/>Thank You very much.<br/>William Eugenius Adams, Jr.<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 20 Apr 2010 00:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/357-Milledge-Heights-is-not-represented-correctly-The-land-with-house-is-3-lots/345787/ 2010-04-20T00:27:00Z Homestead Exemption Still Available in Athens, GA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Homestead-Exemption-Still-Available-in-Athens-GA/328327/ The following is taken from a letter that I recently received from the Tax Commissioners office about tax bills for <a href="http://www.zillow.com">real estate</a> in Athens, GA. I thought it was worth sharing:<br/><br/>"Many citizens believe homestead exemption was eliminated when HTRG funding was not approved; but that was not the case.<br/>When revenue shortfalls hit the state government last year, the Governor and General Assembly needed to find ways to reduce costs of running the state government and HTRG was one of the casualties. This change did not eliminate the homestead exemption, as some think, but rather reduced its tax savings benefit.<br/>Homestead exemption is still one of the most fundamental ways to reduce a property tax bill, so encourage your clients to take advantage by filing their application before the March 1 deadline. The only document required when applying is a copy of the recorded deed. For Athens-Clarke County property owners, applications are accepted Monday &ndash; Friday, 8am &ndash; 5pm in room 250 of the county courthouse on East Washington Street."<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Homestead-Exemption-Still-Available-in-Athens-GA/328327/ 2010-02-25T11:20:00Z