Reminder for 2010 Homebuyers

Did you know that you can claim a Homestead Exemption as a tax benefit if you bought a home in 2010? Filing for this exemption can greatly impact your tax return, and get you that extra money to start off 2011 on the right foot.

Georgia allows homeowners to claim a Homestead Exemption as a tax benefit that could amount to considerable annual savings. To qualify for the property tax exemption the homeowner must occupy the residence and file for Homestead Exemption at the county Court House or Tax Commissioners Office in person, by mail or on the web, depending on the county in which you reside. Filing deadlines and requirements vary by county.

Below is the contact info for nearby county Tax Commissioners offices:

  • Cherokee: 678-493-6400, www.cherokeega.com/ccweb/departments/tax
  • Clayton: 770-477-3311, www.co.clayton.ga.us/tax_commissioner/exemptions.htm
  • Cobb: 770-528-8600, www.cobbtax.org/Main/Home.aspx
  • Dekalb: 404-298-4000, www.co.dekalb.ga.us/
  • Douglas: 770-920-7272, www.co.douglas.ga.us/tax/
  • Fulton: 404-224-0102, www.fultoncountytaxes.org/fultoniwr/
  • Gwinnett: 770-882-8800, www.gwinnettcounty.com

Congratulations on buying a new home, and don’t forget to claim your Homestead Exemption tax benefit for 2011!

posted: Jan 10, 2011 | No Responses

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