Each year I like to offer my clients a reminder that you may be entitled to the Georgia Homestead Exemption if you owned and occupied your home as your primary residence on January 1, 2012. For more information, visit this link from the Georgia Department of Revenue.
The Homestead Exemption could amount to a substantial property tax savings and must be filed by April 1, 2012. If you do not file, you may be subject to penalties and your tax bill could be higher than expected.
You can apply by mail or in person. If the application is not mailed to you by the end of January, you can go online to get the application from your county tax commissioner.
Please contact your Tax Commissioner’s office for further information. The most commonly used numbers in Metro Atlanta are:
Fulton County (404) 224-0102
Cobb County (770) 528-8600
DeKalb County (404) 298-4000
Forsyth County (770) 781-2106