If you purchased a home in 2008, please read the following...
With the start of the New Year, it's never too early to begin thinking about tax season. As you know, buying a home can be a huge tax advantage, so I want to be sure that as a new homeowner you know you may be eligible for a Homestead Exemption.
Georgia allows homeowners to claim a Homestead Exemption as a tax benefit that could amount to considerable annual savings. To qualify, the homeowner must occupy the property as their primary residence as of January 1, 2009 in order to apply for the 2009 Georgia Homestead Excemption. Depending on the county, you will need to file at the county Court House or Tax Commissioner's Office in person, by mail or on the web. The filing deadline is March 1st in most counties, but the deadline can vary by county.
For your convenience, I have enclosed the contact information of most major Georgia county Tax Commissioner offices, so that you may file for exemption. If your county is not listed below, please click here to find your county's tax office information.
County Phone Number Web Address
Cobb 770-528-8600 www.cobbtax.org/Main/Home.aspx
Dekalb 404-298-4000 http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/
Douglas 770-920-7272 www.co.douglas.ga.us/tax/
Fulton 404-224-0102 www.fultoncountytaxes.org/fultoniwr/
Gwinnett 770-882-8800 www.gwinnettcounty.com
** Also, when you file your taxes this year, please remember to bring your Settlement Statement (from your closing) to your CPA. You may to able to write off your loan origination fees and possibly a few others fees that you incurred when you purchased your new home in 2008.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at 404.432.1844.
All the best,
KERRY LUCASSE :: KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY :: 404.432.1844 :: KerryLucasse@yahoo.com
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