Tens of thousands of home owners in Cobb County are looking at most likely increases to their assets taxes.
The county mailed out tax assessments around the earlier few days, and with assets values up, so are those people passements.
Cobb County officials advised Channel 2 shopper investigator Justin Grey that not only did they send out out much more increases than they have for many several years, but people proportion increases have been steeper too.
But it is a dilemma not one of a kind to Cobb County with quick-soaring property prices.
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Scott Whiddon explained he was shocked to see the residence tax evaluation for his Cobb County property experienced skyrocketed immediately after many years of just modest raises.
“I was very stunned and taken (a)back again actually,” Whiddon stated. “All of a unexpected it goes up 28% in one calendar year, and my taxes are up nearly $800 to $1,000 now.”
Whiddon is far from by yourself.
The worries of metro Atlanta’s skyrocketing dwelling values for opportunity homebuyers has gotten a good deal of interest the past calendar year.
But for owners, the enhance in worth likely indicates an increase for your tax evaluation too.
“I’m not sitting on an oil deposit or anything at all like that. So I really don’t see why my residence went up in worth that a great deal in one year,” Whiddon stated.
Cobb County mailed out extra than 235,000 tax assessments in new days – 166,000 of those people had been boosts. That is 70% of the assessments that amplified from 2021.
Ron Rakow analyzes tracks home taxes for the Lincoln Institute of General public Plan and mentioned Georgians however pay back reduced assets taxes than the vast majority of other states.
“When I glance at Georgia from the outdoors, the residence tax burdens in Ga are basically fairly very low in comparison to the relaxation of the nation,” Rakow said.
But for Whiddon, a firefighter, his spouse, a nurse, and their 4-calendar year-outdated son at residence, this is one more strike in a yr the place everything is costing additional.
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“It’s like a stress on major of inflation, the fuel charges, food and working day treatment and every thing. Every thing in our lives is going up,” Whiddon said.
The evaluation is not a tax bill, and the number listed on it is an estimate based mostly on the earlier year’s millage rate.
The board of commissioners will fulfill in July to established the tax rate.
That will only influence so a great deal, as about 70% of Cobb County property tax payments are designed up of faculty taxes.
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