DeKalb And Fulton Property Owners – For 2016 Your Time Is Almost Over to File a Tax Appeal

Walter Hotz, Esq. Uncategorized

For most DeKalb residents, the last day to file a property tax appeal is July 18, 2016 – and for most Fulton residents, the last day to file a property tax appeal is July 25, 2016.

Once you miss the deadline – it is over – no excuses are accepted – so go forth – file, file, file while you can. The county cannot raise your assessment because you file an appeal. You have a free shot at trying to get your assessment lower and if you fail, you can still freeze your existing assessment for the year appealed plus

DeKalb and Fulton Property Owners – How to Dollar Average Your Property Taxes

Walter Hotz, Esq. Uncategorized

A lot of people do not realize that filing a property tax appeal is not just for the purpose of trying to get your assessment lower. Of course, most of us would like for our assessments to be lower but there is another, relatively unknown, reason for filing an appeal. Georgia law provides that if a homeowner files an appeal and goes through with the appeal to conclusion, the result obtained is frozen for the year appealed plus two more years. This is true, even if you do not get a reduction.

If you get into a habit of filing

Special Message for Homeowners (and for all other real property owners) who purchased their property in 2014 or 2015!!

Walter Hotz, Esq. Uncategorized

There is a Georgia law that states that the county cannot assess your property for the year following the year that you purchased the property higher than what you paid for the property. However, I see this law being routinely ignored by the taxing authorities. So, if you purchased your home in either 2014 or 2015 – take a look at your tax bill for the year following the year of your purchase – if your assessment is higher than what you paid for your property, it is an illegal assessment and you have the right to have it changed.

DeKalb and Fulton Homeowners – File! File! File!

Walter Hotz, Esq. Uncategorized

A lot of people do not realize that filing a property tax appeal is not just for the purpose of trying to get your assessment lower. Of course, most of us would like for our assessments to be lower but there is another, relatively unknown, reason for filing an appeal. Georgia law provides that if a homeowner files an appeal and goes through with the appeal to conclusion, the result obtained is frozen for the year appealed plus two more years. This is true, even if you do not get a reduction.

If you get into a habit of filing