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File For Homestead Exemption

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Homestead Exemption is your chance to gain massive property tax savings on your home. If you purchased your home in 2015, and you’re actually living in said house, you need to file for your Homestead Exemption today.

In Georgia, you’re entitled to the exemption if you have owned the home and it was your legal residence as of January 1 of the taxable year. You only need file for the exemption one time- once filed for, it’s valid for as long as you own your home.

If you miss your deadline, you don’t get a “do-over” or forgiveness. You literally have to wait another year before you can take advantage of the exemption, which will likely save you thousands of dollars.  So, if you want to procrastinate going to the gym or reading War and Peace have at… so long as you’re not putting off Homestead Exemption filing until it’s too late.

Filing for Homestead Exemption is easy- here’s how:

  • For everything you ever wanted to know about the Homestead Exemption in Cobb County, click here. The filing deadline is April 1.
  • For everything you ever wanted to know about the Homestead Exemption in DeKalb County/City of Decatur, click here. The filing deadline is April 1.
  • For everything you ever wanted to know about the Homestead Exemption in Fulton County/City of Atlanta, click here. The filing deadline is April 1.
  • For everything you ever wanted to know about the Homestead Exemption in Gwinnett County, click here. The filing deadline is April 1.
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