6:27 am February 18, 2010, by Henry Unger
Word comes today that you’re probably paying too much on your property taxes.
AJC reporter Michelle Shaw says a new report concludes that property owners in the five core metro Atlanta counties overpaid their property taxes by an average of $244 in 2009.
Homeowners who live in areas hard hit by foreclosures overpaid by even more, says an analysis commissioned by the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership.
Are you planning to appeal? Have you done so in the past? What happened?
Should local governments bite the bullet and beef up their staffs and budgets to get a better handle on this? Or is it something we can’t afford in this economy?
If property values are lowered, officials can raise millage rates to make up the difference. What do you think of that option versus service cuts?
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