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No, you cannot appeal your property taxes. You can appeal your property assessment value within 45 days of any assessment notice.
You can appeal property values to the Board of Assessors (BOA). Appeals can be filed online, via mail or hand-delivered. Visit the BOA website, www.fultonassessor.org for more information on how to appeal.
No, the assessment notice is not a bill. Although Georgia law requires that the assessment notice give an estimated tax amount, its primary purpose is to advise of your property’s appraised value as established by the BOA. Do not send payments until you receive a tax bill from the Tax Commissioner.
State law requires that counties use the previous year’s millage rates to estimate taxes on the assessment notice. Any change in millage rates by a taxing authority could create a change in your property tax bill. An increase or decrease in your property value could also create a change in your tax bill, even if the millage rates stay the same.
Yes. However, when your appeal is initially filed, you must select the next level of appeal desired if you are not satisfied with the BOA’s decision.
The appeal hearing is 20 minutes in duration.
No, however, all hearings begin on time so that all parties are treated fairly. When a taxpayer arrives to a hearing late, they are still allowed to participate in their hearing for the remaining time left from the 20 minutes allotted for said hearing.
Yes, you may. Your representative must present a letter of authorization signed by you, the taxpayer at the time of the hearing. The letter of authorization must have the parcel number, the hearing date, tax year, your signature and the person’s name that you are allowing to represent you.
You will present your evidence to three-member BOE panel who are also Fulton County taxpayers appointed by the Grand Jury. In addition, an appraiser representing the Fulton County Tax Assessor’s Office will be there to represent the BOA.
Yes, it is the responsibility of the property owner to provide all evidence at each hearing. (Note: Although the property appraiser will have all previously submitted evidence for the hearing, taxpayers are encouraged to be prepared and bring all of the information to the hearing.)
Yes, you may appeal the BOE decision to Superior Court. A letter providing instructions on this process is provided to you at the time your decision letter is given to you on the day of your BOE Hearing.
Yes. Your appeal to the Superior Court must be filed within 30 days of the date on your decision letter.
After the BOE hearing, the Tax Commissioner will mail out your final adjusted bill once your appeal rights have expired and the final value has been entered into the system.
At this point the taxpayer does not need to take any additional steps. Next steps consist of a three-part process. The first step is the BOE staff enters in the decision paperwork into the system. The second step is taken by the Tax Assessors Office; and the next step is taken by the Tax Commissioner’s office, once completed, the taxpayer’s refund will be automatically generated and mailed.
No. The results of your hearing will not be accessible to the Tax Commissioner’s office immediately following the hearing. Outstanding taxes due to the Tax Commissioner on the day of the hearing will be based on the current appeal value for that tax year. Once the BOE value is finalized, the Tax Assessor makes the decision value available to the Tax Commissioner for recalculation and billing. Your adjusted bill can be accessed and paid by visiting www.fultoncountytaxes.org. You also may receive and pay your bill by mail or by calling the Tax Commissioner’s Office at (404) 613-6100.
You may pay your taxes in person at one of the Tax Commissioner office locations, online, by telephone at (404) 613-6100 or mail your payment to: Fulton County Tax Commissioner, 141 Pryor Street, Suite 1106, Atlanta, GA 30303. Online payments, locations and office hours can be found on Fulton County’s website at www.fultoncountyga.gov. The use of online payments is strongly encouraged for faster processing and posting. Wire transfers are not accepted.
Yes, if your property is under appeal, you will receive a Temporary Tax Bill. You are required to pay the bill by the due date to avoid interest and fees. A refund and/or an adjusted bill will be provided after the appeal is resolved.
Yes, we will accept partial payments on your bill until paid in full. However, interest will accrue on the unpaid principal balance if not paid in full by the due date.
For taxes not paid by the due date, interest will begin to accrue on the day following the due date and will continue to accrue on the principal amount each month thereafter, until the bill is paid in full. Additionally, a penalty will be charged at a rate of 5% on the 120th day after each due date and will continue to accrue 5% every subsequent 120 days until paid in full or until the maximum penalty of 20% is reached.
No, failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the responsibility to make payment by the due date. If you did not receive a tax bill, please request a tax bill by contacting the Tax Commissioner’s office via: website -www.fultoncountyga.gov; phone- (404) 613-6100, or mail- 141 Pryor Street, Suite 1106, Atlanta, GA 30303. You may also visit one of their office locations listed on the Fulton County website. (All locations and hours can be found on Fulton County’s website.)