Counties in Georgia send tax bills as early as July and as late as September.
Once a tax bill is sent, taxpayers usually have about 60 days to make payment before becoming delinquent.
Note: Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the responsibility to make payment by the due date. If you do not receive a tax bill, please contact your local Tax Commissioner. A link to find your County’s Tax Commissioner is below.
Appeal Tax Bills
If your property is under appeal, you will receive a Temporary Tax Bill. You are required to pay the bill by the due date in order to avoid interest and fees. A refund and/or an adjusted bill will be provided after the appeal is resolved.
Note: the refund or the adjusted bill will include interest. In the event of a refund, the County will owe you interest on the overpayment. In the event of an adjusted bill, you will owe the County interest for that amount.
Unless otherwise specified at the time of the appeal, temporary property tax bills are calculated based upon the either the taxpayer return value, the previous year’s value or 85% of the proposed value of the property.
It is the policy of CPTP to request 100% tax bills. In other words, the tax bills will be based upon 100% of the appealed value. This avoids the necessity of our clients having to pay interest in the event of an unsuccessful appeal and ensures that they will receive interest in the case of a successful appeal.
Depending on the County, it is not unusual for refunds to take 60 or more days for a refund to be generated.
The following link will allow you to find property tax information in your county: