Property Tax Exemptions for Seniors

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    Cherokee County

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    Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Mountain Park, Nelson, Waleska Double Homestead Exemption – must be 65 years of age or older on or before January 1st of the effective tax year

    Elderly School Exemption – must be 62 years of age or older on or before January 1st of the effective tax year; must have homestead exemption

    Increase Exemption – must be 62 years of age or older on or before January 1st of the effective tax year; may not have regular or double homestead exemption

    Please visit their website for all qualifications and instructions for filing.

    Cobb County

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    Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs, Smyrna Cobb County School Tax (Age 62) – An exemption from all taxes in the school general and school bond tax categories. You must be 62 years of age on or before January 1 of the current tax year.

    State Senior Age 65 $4,000 ($10,000 Income Limit) – A $4,000 exemption in the state, county bond and fire district tax categories. You must be 65 years of age on or before January 1 and your annual net income cannot not exceed $10,000 for the immediately preceding tax year (this includes income of your spouse but does not include Social Security or retirement income).

    Please visit their website for all qualifications and instructions for filing.

    DeKalb County

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    Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain, Stonecrest, Tucker DeKalb County offers Senior Citizens special property tax exemptions. The qualifying applicant receives a substantial reduction in property taxes. Currently, there are three basic requirements.  You must be at least 62 years or older on January 1st of the year in which you are applying, you must apply by April 1st, and you must meet certain income requirements.

    Please visit their website for all qualifications and instructions for filing.

    Forsyth County

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    Cumming Total School Tax Homestead Exemption – Homeowners who are 65 years of age on or before January 1 are entitled to a full exemption in the school general and school bond tax categories.

    Other School Tax Homestead Exemption – Homeowners who are 62 years of age on or before January 1 may be eligible for school tax exemptions that are based on income.

    Double Homestead – Homeowners who are 65 years of age on or before January 1 may be eligible for a double ($16,000) homestead exemption. To qualify the Gross Income from all sources in the household cannot exceed $40,000.

    Please visit their website for all qualifications and instructions for filing.

    Fulton County

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    Alpharetta, Atlanta, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell Fulton County offers a variety of exemptions based on age and income. Please visit their website for all qualifications and instructions for filing.

    Gwinnett County

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    Auburn, Berkeley Lake, Braselton, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Rest Haven, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Suwanee Senior School Tax Exemption – provides a 100% exemption from taxes levied by the Gwinnett County Board of Education on your home and up to one acre of property. You must be 65 years old as of January 1 of the application year and must occupy your residence within the Gwinnett County School District.

    Regular School Tax Exemption – provides a partial exemption from school taxes. You must be 62 years old as of January 1 of the application year.

    Please visit their website for all qualifications and instructions for filing.

    Hall County

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    Braselton, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Lula, Oakwood

    Partial School Tax Exemption – Must be 62 on or before January 1.Reduces the taxable value by your standard homestead exemption plus $30,000 on the portion to which school taxes are applied.

    Senior Citizens Exemption – Must be 65 on or before January 1. Reduces your taxable value by your standard homestead exemption plus $2,000 plus $30,000 on the portion to which school taxes are applied.

    Total School Tax Exemption – Must be 70 on or before January 1. Proof of age required. No income qualifier.

    Please visit their website for all qualifications and instructions for filing.