Millage rates increase in metro Atlanta Counties

It is getting towards the time when most of the counties in Georgia will set their millage rates for the year.  Thus far, Dekalb County has increased its’ millage rate 26% from what it was in 2010.  Cobb County has increased its’ mill rate 15% from what the final rate was in 2010 and Clayton County has raised its’ millage rate a whopping 34% over the final 2010 rate.  From what I have heard, Fulton and Gwinnett Counties are not going to raise their millage rates for 2011, but we shall see.  If a property owner’s value didn’t decrease for 2011, then he or she will be paying more in taxes this year, but for the most part, if a property’s value decreased, then the amount of taxes due for 2011 will be approximately the same as the final 2010 tax amount.  Hopefully in the future, as values stabilize and begin to increase, the counties will decrease their millage rates accordingly.

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I help my clients save money on their property tax bills by appealing their property tax assessments. I primarily work in the metro Atlanta GA area, including Fulton, and Dekalb Counties, but also work all over the southeast.

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