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Homestead Exemption, What it means for you.

Posted by on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 2:27pm.

Did you remember to file your Homestead Exemption?


Here’s what Homestead Exemption means for you. If you purchased a home, more specifically, your new primary residence last year, you’re now eligible to apply for / qualify for homestead exemption. Georgia law provides that every homeowner is eligible to claim a Homestead Exemption for a primary residence owned on January 1st. This property tax benefit can amount to considerable annual savings for you.

You still have time to file your exemption, make sure that you take advantage of potential savings on your property taxes.          
                                                              

Basic Requirements for Homestead Exemption:

  • Must be legal resident of the county
  • Must own and occupy home as of January 1 of the year the homestead exemption is sought.
  • A Copy of your HUD/settlement statement from your closing

Additional Information for Filing Homestead Exemption:

Exemptions can be filed with the Tax Commission office in the county of your home.  In most counties, the application must be filed by April 1 of the year the exemption is sought, but some counties have a later deadline.  Please be sure to file before the filing deadline. There are also additional exemptions which are based on age, disability, etc. as well as the Homestead Valuation Freeze exemptions in some counties.  In most counties, the application must be filed by April 1 of the year the exemption is sought, but some counties have a later deadline.

Follow the links below for more information about  your county: 

Cobb CountyLearn More About Cobb County Homestead Exemptions
DeKalb CountyLearn More About DeKalb County Homestead Exemptions
Fulton CountyLearn More About Fulton County Homestead Exemptions
Gwinnett CountyLearn More About Gwinnett County Homestead Exemptions
Forsyth County Learn More About Forsyth County Homestead Exemptions

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