The Georgia General Assembly gave final passage to six bills that provide extensive protection to homeowners in north Fulton against massive property tax reassessments.  Representative Jan Jones authored several of the bills and co-sponsored the rest. The legislation expands current protections for the Fulton County portion of property tax bills and for city of Sandy Springs residents.  The bills add protections for the Fulton County School Board portion of property tax bills and the portions for the cities of Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton and Mountain Park. The new homestead exemptions for the cities and school system essentially freezes homeowners’ assessments for purposes of taxation at the 2016 level and allows for increases up to three percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower.  Homestead exemptions remain in place as long as homeowners own their homes.  Upon the sale of a home, the more current assessment takes effect and becomes the new “frozen” level. “I was determined to protect...READ MORE
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