Property tax exemptions in Georgia can reduce your home's assessed value and, therefore, your taxes. There is a statewide exemption for $2,000. However, this applies only to the statewide property tax.

The major exemption that Georgia offers property owners is the homestead exemption which applies only to the homeowner’s primary residence. The homestead exemption allows you to take a predetermined dollar amount taken off your yearly taxable account. In some municipalities, your homestead exemption can also cap the percentage increase in your property's taxable value by 3% or to reflect the consumer price index (CPI) at the time of assessment. The county will use whichever value, 3% or CPI, is lower.

While the homestead exemption is the main property tax exemption offered in Georgia, there are further exemptions that are offered to individuals with specific qualifications. The additional exemptions are offered to individuals who are senior citizens, have a disability, are veterans with a 100% VA rated disability, or are the child or unremarried spouse of a deceased veteran. This is not an exhaustive list and these exemptions do not have uniform requirements set by the state, so please check with your local county assessor's office to see if you qualify for these further savings.

Beyond taking every exemption you qualify for, you can also appeal your property’s assessed value with the county.

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