Property tax assessments frozen

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ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that would stop home assessments from rising for two years.

The bill sponsored by state Rep. Ed Lindsey, an Atlanta Republican, is designed to provide relief to Georgians struggling with rising property taxes.

The new law prevents property assessments fro rising for the taxable years beginning Jan. 1, 2009 and ending January 2011. Critics complain that the freeze will hurt the ability of local governments to provide services to residents.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/06/09 - 03:59 pm
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Now this is going to be more

Now this is going to be more interesting than anything I've seen in a while.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 05/06/09 - 04:04 pm
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Local politicos, "man up" and

Local politicos, "man up" and raise property tax rates if you think our local governments really need the monies that too many local bureaucrats wished for.

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Little Lamb 05/06/09 - 04:10 pm
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Pretty sneaky to "freeze" the

Pretty sneaky to "freeze" the assessments when assessments are at their peak and home values are dropping. It's a windfall for the local governments.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/06/09 - 04:27 pm
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Haha...LL...good point. Guess

Haha...LL...good point. Guess I missed that. But have assessments EVER been lowered?

SCGAL53
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SCGAL53 05/06/09 - 04:57 pm
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Family property tax in

Family property tax in Florida was lowered by a whole lot last fall. We'll see what happens here.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/06/09 - 05:08 pm
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Actually, reading the article

Actually, reading the article closer, it only prevents assessments from rising, not being reduced...not that it will happen.

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Astrea 05/06/09 - 05:42 pm
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Too late for me, they tripled

Too late for me, they tripled my taxes last calendar year. The appeal I filed is a joke. Anyone want to buy a house that's tax value is three times the market value? I have one.

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woodsman 05/06/09 - 07:41 pm
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Everyone should appeal the

Everyone should appeal the valuations, and by the time the hearings are through, they will have already determined a millage rate and maybe we can make some headway against the ever spiking property tax bills. If its not the valuation increase is the millage rate increase. I thought I had the system at least harnessed a bit on my commercial property by going to the income approach for valuation, but then they lowered the cap rate for my area and found a way to stick it to me good. It's the same old story - You have and we want - wealth distribution story so popular today - If you own something it better be profitable or Augusta will make sure you can't afford to keep it!

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Ole School 05/06/09 - 08:05 pm
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alright sonny

alright sonny

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dhd1108 05/07/09 - 05:24 am
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i think this is the first

i think this is the first bill this year sonny's signed that hasn't made my blood boil. he makes roy barnes look bright.

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