• Bill Fogerty

What To Do With Your 2022 Tax Bill ?

Updated: Jul 19


To all HCPOA members. As you are well aware, the Board of Assessors sent all property owners their assessment notices for the upcoming tax year. Each piece of property (over 20,000) receives an assessment notice sent to the registered owner. You would not believe the number undeliverables.

To all HCPOA members. As you are well aware, the Board of Assessors sent all property owners their assessment notices for the upcoming tax year. Each piece of property (over 20,000) receives an assessment notice sent to the registered owner. You would not believe the number undeliverable.

This notice includes the value placed on your property: the piece of land, the improvements (house for residential), and ancillary buildings (could be docks). That value is then multiplied by 40% which is the state directed assessment level. The details of your property are covered on your property record card.

At the bottom is estimated tax amount. While this amount is based on the value above, it is calculated using the current millage rates for school and county. There will be new millage rates set for the new tax year established after the complete digest is finished and approved by both bodies.

A property owner has 45 days to file an appeal with the tax office. If you have any question about the assessment, file an appeal. Generally appeals are based on value. You can always withdraw. But in the meantime, get a copy of your property record card from the office. This is the official statement of your value. While Q public is easy to access, it is not always up to date or entirely accurate. You can file an appeal then. An email or fax can be used to file the appeal. Tax Office number is 706-376-3997. You can always make an appointment to talk with an appraiser; generally they can make obvious corrections on the spot.

If you decide to appeal, an appointment will be set with the Board of Equalization at least 20 days after the appeals are all received, processed and sent. Late August would be the earliest hearings.

Appeal strategy is a different ball game. We will address that starting with our July meeting on the 18th.

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