Are Your Real Estate Taxes Too High?
In the State of Georgia, it is the responsibility of each County Tax Assessor’s office to prepare the annual real estate and property tax digest. According to the state tax laws (O.C.G.A. 48-5), all counties must perform an annual review of properties. Sometimes this causes a change in your tax assessed value thus changing the amount of taxes due for your property.
Do not confuse the County Tax Commissioner with the County Tax Assessor. The County Tax Assessor establishes the property’s taxed value while the County Tax Commissioner applies the approved millage rate at which the property is taxed and is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes.
Our primary purpose is to help those property owners who feel that their property taxes are too high. We do this by helping you appeal your total assessed valuation of your property.
Recent revaluations and reassessments throughout the Georgia has some property owners in shock! If you feel that your real estate taxes are too high, it may be that the assessed value of your property is incorrect.
It is essential that a taxpayer understand that one must prove the assessment is unreasonable compared to a market value standard. Your current assessment is by law assumed to be correct. You must overcome this presumption of correctness to result in an assessment change.
Our Tax Appeal Services
Most localities determine your property tax burden based on an ad valorem assessment of the property's value. Sometimes, as a property owner, you get an unwanted surprise in the mail telling you your taxes are going up, and sometimes it may seem as though your assessment is too high.
When you hire us for an assessment appeal, you're commissioning an independent, third-party professional appraisal report. As such we do our own evaluation, beginning to end. If you're right that your property has been overvalued, an independent report such as ours will be even more persuasive than any other evidence you can marshal on your own.
Sometimes, you will have a hearing on your assessment appeal and will need for the appraiser you've hired to testify on your behalf. Be assured that we are able to professionally and persuasively testify at appeal hearings.
Contact us today so that we can start on your home appraisal in Atlanta.