Fulton County produced a short (1-minute) video that simply explains the Board of Equalization and its process. It is worth watching. However, what is peculiar about this video is that it appears to abruptly cut off at the end.
For many years, I have heard of Board of Equalization hearings (often referred to as BOE hearings). I understood conceptually what they did but it was esoteric and a mystery for me what really happens at these hearings. A few years ago, I decided I wanted to find out for myself once and for all […]
In addition to having good sales comparables to support your tax appeal, I cannot stress enough how important taking the right photos are. You need photos to support your claims, statements, valuation, and to visually show both the tax assessors office and, if necessary, at your Board of Equalization (BOE) hearing. The BOE will not […]
The Cobb County Tax Assessor Office produced a short video (1.5 minutes) explaining the new online property search features on their website. For Cobb County property owners that want to look up values of neighboring properties and compare them, this is a very nice feature that most Georgia counties do not offer. It is worth […]
Dekalb County Board of Assessors produced a short 1.5 minute informational video that explains what the appraisal discovery process is and how it relates to you, the property owner. Although the video was produced by Dekalb County, the basic appraisal discovery process is essentially the same throughout Georgia.
The Dekalb County Board of Assessors produced a short (3.5 minutes) informational video that explains what county appraisers do, their job at the tax assessors office, and how it relates to you, the property owner. Although the video was produced by Dekalb County, the basic information of what county appraisers do in Georgia is essentially […]
I have created a Georgia Tax Appeal Process Infographic to help property owners understand the “big picture” the entire process. I have used the Board of Equalization (BOE) path in this example. The path and procedure is different with the Hearing Officer and Arbitration paths. But they all end with the Superior Court being the […]
When you receive a Notice of Assessment (PT-306), you typically have 45-days after the printed notice date to file a tax appeal. For everyone’s convenience, that deadline date for filing a tax appeal is published on the upper-right hand corner of the notice. However, in larger counties, assessment notices are sometimes sent in batches over […]
In the Georgia PT-311A tax appeal form (aka Appeal of Assessment Form), “agent” refers to the person the property owner designates to work, communicate, and act on behalf of the property owner in a specific tax appeal. In the context of a tax appeal, “agent” does not mean real estate agent, insurance agent, or any […]
Each year, we receive in the mail (in Johns Creek) these annoying, anonymous (or near anonymous) sales letters offering property owners the opportunity to sign up for their tax appeal services to help them save money on property taxes. And yet when I read through the letter trying to find out WHO is running this […]