In the State of Georgia, property tax is classified as an ad valorem tax or a tax according to value. In its most simplest form, property tax is calculated by taking the assessed value of property, subtracting exemptions, and multiplying the total by the current millage rate. Assessed value is determined by the White County Tax Assessor's Office and the millage rate is set by various taxing authorities.
Property Tax Dates
Property tax bills are sent out each August and are due November 15th. Bills can be paid in person with cash, check, or card (convenience fees apply). Bills may also be paid online (convenience fees apply).
The tax rate, or millage rate, is set annually by the various taxing authorities such as the White County Board of Commissioners and the White County Board of Education. A tax rate of one mill represents a tax liability of one dollar per $1,000 of assessed value. Each governing authority estimates their total revenue from other sources. This figure is subtracted from their overall budgetary needs, and then a millage rate is set that will generate the necessary revenues to fulfill budgetary requirements.
Assessed Value is determined by the White County Tax Assessor's Office. In Georgia, property is assessed at 40% of the fair market value unless otherwise specified. Assessed values can be appealed during a certain time period. More information about assessment and appeals can be found at the Tax Assessor's website.
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