Georgia law provides that every homeowner is eligible to claim the Homestead Exemption as a tax benefit that can amount to a considerable annual savings for the homeowner. Whether you are a new homeowner or have lived in your home for years, make sure you’ve filed for the tax savings!
A Homestead Exemption allows a partial exemption on a portion of the assessed value of your home. The amount varies from County to County. To qualify for the property tax exemption, the HOMEOWNER must file for Homestead Exemption either in person or by mail depending on the County in which you reside. You can read more about Homestead Exemptions here.
While some counties have an April deadline to apply for the current year, Georgia law recently changed allowing most counties to have a March 1 deadline for filing. You should contact your local county assessor to determine if any exceptions apply to the deadline date for your county. Many counties offer Homestead Exemption application forms and information on their county web site to expedite the process.