HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION INFORMATION
If you purchased a home in 2022, you may qualify for Homestead Exemption. Each county has specific forms and procedures to file for homestead exemption. You may find the specific information for your county online or by calling the Tax Assessors’ office.
The homestead exemption reduces the taxable value of your home provided:
- The home is occupied by the homeowner on January 1, and
- The homeowner applies for the homestead exemption in the county in which the property is located.
The deadline to file for homestead exemption in most Georgia counties is April 1st.
A homestead exemption is very important for you as it may mean you have to pay less tax on your property, however:
- You are not exempt from school taxes levied by municipalities
- You are not exempt from paying interest on and retiring bond debts
To be granted homestead exemption, you must file an application with the tax commissioner’s office in your county. Please check with your county regarding specific procedures and deadlines before going to file your exemption.
https://dor.georgia.gov/county-property-tax-facts-cherokee | https://www.cherokeega.com/tax-assessors-office/homestead-exemptions/
https://dor.georgia.gov/county-property-tax-facts-cobb | https://www.cobbtax.org/divisional_news_detail_T72_R27.php
https://dor.georgia.gov/county-property-tax-facts-dekalb | https://dekalbtax.org/file-homestead-exemption
https://dor.georgia.gov/county-property-tax-facts-fulton | https://iassmartfile.fultoncountyga.gov/