Property Tax Appeal

Property Tax Appeal

Owning a home can be rewarding, but paying annual property taxes isn’t. If you feel like your assessment doesn’t add up or you’re being overcharged, you can challenge your assessment to possibly save you money. According to the National Taxpayers Union, as many as 60% of properties in the U.S. are assessed at a higher amount then their current value. Your tax assessor may have your house overvalued, which causes you to pay higher property taxes than you should be paying.

This is where Alpharetta Home Appraiser comes in.

In the state of Georgia, it is the responsibility of each county tax assessor’s office to prepare the annual real estate and property tax digest. According to the state tax laws (O.C.G.A. 48-5), all counties must perform an annual review of properties. Sometimes this causes a change in your tax assessed value, thus changing the amount of taxes due for your property.
Do not confuse the county tax commissioner with the county tax assessor. The county tax assessor establishes the property’s taxed value while the county tax commissioner applies the approved millage rate at which the property is taxed and is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes.

Before you start the property tax appeal process, research how your local government assesses property. Look at the length of time between assessments as well as how the market value of a home is determined. Alpharetta Home Appraiser can provide support for our estimate of value. Our primary purpose is to help those property owners who feel that their property taxes are too high. We do this by helping you appeal the total assessed valuation of your property. While we are unable to guarantee the outcome of your appeal, an appraisal completed by any of our state-certified real estate appraisers is your best piece of evidence in any dispute with your local tax assessor.

At Alpharetta Home Appraiser, we specialize but are not limited to, retrospective valuation of single-family residential, land, multi-family residential, and small-income properties in metro Atlanta.

For property valuation in Alpharetta, GA, and surrounding metro Atlanta counties, call Alpharetta Home Appraiser for all your valuation needs.