Tax Rebates

Paulding County Homestead Exemption

Many new homeowners are unaware of the money they can save by filing a homestead exemption. People owning and occupying property as a permanent residence as of January 1 may apply for a homestead exemption. To receive the benefit of the homestead exemption, the taxpayer must file an initial application.

Under Georgia law, exemption applications must receive final approval by the Board of Assessors. If denied, the applicant shall have the right of appeal to the county Board of Equalization as provided in O.C.G.A. 48-5-311.

What is a homestead exemption?

Homestead exemption laws typically have four primary features:

  1. They might help prevent the forced sale of a home to meet the demands of creditors – hence, homestead exemption
  2. They offer an exemption from property taxes that apply to your home which can vary from state to state, county to county and municipality.
  3. Allows a tax-exempt homeowner to vote on property tax increases for homeowners that are over the threshold via bond or millage requests
  4. They provide the surviving spouse with shelter.

What you may need to file:

  •      A copy of the recorded Warranty Deed
  •      Social Security Numbers of all persons on the deed
  •     The name of the Mortgage holder (lender)
  •     Note: Some counties require a copy of the closing statement, driver?s license number and tag number

[one_half]Paulding County

In Paulding County, the applications are accepted year-round and must be filed by April 1 of the year which the exemption is first claimed by the taxpayer. Once you receive this exemption, you do not have to apply the following year. If you move, but still own the property, you are no longer eligible for the homestead exemption. You need to notify the Tax Assessor’s Office if you move. Homestead exemptions are usually only valid on a primary residence.

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[one_half_last]Cobb County

In Cobb County, the applications are accepted year-round and must be filed by April 1 of the year which the exemption is first claimed by the taxpayer. Once you receive this exemption, you do not have to apply the following year. If you move, but still own the property, you are no longer eligible for the homestead exemption. You need to notify the Tax Assessor’s Office if you move. Homestead exemptions are usually only valid on a primary residence.

Applications can be mailed to P.O. Box 100127 Marietta, GA  30061 or dropped off at one of the following offices (faxed or emailed copies are not accepted):

•    736 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30064
•    4400 Lower Roswell Road (East Cobb Government Service Center), Marietta, GA 30068
•    4700 Austell Road (South Cobb Government Service Center), Austell, GA 30106

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