If you own your primary residence, then you’re eligible to take advantage of the Homestead Exemption. You only need to file for this exemption one time, so if you purchased your home last year, now is the time to file. Deadlines are fast approaching (April 1), so put this one at the top of your “to-do” list and make it happen.
We’re talking about a golden opportunity to legally reduce your property tax liability. It only takes a couple of minutes, but it’s something that you absolutely want to take care of.
How Do I Know If I Qualify?
To be granted a homestead exemption a person has to actually occupy their home, and the home must be considered to be their legal residence for all purposes. In short, if you own the home that you live in, you qualify. If it’s an investment property or a part-time place at the beach, you don’t.
When Do I Need To Apply By
April 1. No exceptions.
What Do I Need To Apply?
- Georgia Driver’s License or valid GA identification
- Social Security Number (Owner and Spouse)
- Registration for all vehicles owned
- Recorded Deed for new owners
How Do I Apply?