The Gwinnett County Assessor’s Office mailed 256,000 residential assessment notices out this past Friday, April 15. One has until May 31, 2011 to file an appeal.

The residential notices are out in Gwinnett County.  Allegedly 40% of them received a reduction in the fair market value.  Should anyone wish to appeal his or her assessment there for 2011, the deadline to file is May 31, 2011.  If anyone feels as if he or she needs professional representation, please contact me at info@taxappealatlanta.com or call me, Rob Vinson, at 404-218-7874.  Thanks.

There is no way to file an appeal on a past years’ assessment. The only way to get a refund from the county is if one can prove he or she overpaid due to a technical error, like a square footage discrepancy in the improvment or the land.

A person emailed me this a.m., mentioning that he would like to go and appeal the previous / or back years’ assessment on his home.  I mentioned that once the deadline to file an appeal is expired, that’s it.  That value stands and there are no appeal rights for that tax year.  The only way one can obtain a refund from the county is if he or she can prove the county was overcharging them based on an incorrect square footage on an improvement or the land size.  It’s rare, but it does happen once in awhile and in the event that it does happen, the taxpayer is entitled to go back three years only to obtain a refund for the difference.  For anyone who has questions or comments regarding property tax appeals, please contact me at info@taxappealatlanta.com.  Thank you.