FILING FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN 2019
Homeowners may need to provide their Warranty Deed book and page, proof of residence, social security numbers, driver’s license and car tag info. In most counties, to be eligible for the current year, you must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st. If the property is located within city limits, the homeowner may be required to file with the city as well.
Gwinnett County – deadline is April 1, 2019 – 770-822-8800 http://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.manatron.com/Tabs/Property/HomesteadExemption.aspx
Fulton County – deadline is April 1, 2019 -404-612-6440 http://www.qpublic.net/ga/fulton/basic_homestead.html
DeKalb County – deadline is April 1, 2019- 404-298-4000 http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/taxcommissioner/homesteadgen.html#applications
Cobb County – deadline is April 1, 2019 – 770-528-8600
Clayton County – deadline is April 1, 2019- 770-477-3311
Cherokee County – deadline is April 1, 2019 -678-493-6120 http://www.cherokeega.com/departments/department.cfm?displaySection=Homestead%20Exemptions.txt&departmentid=30
Henry County – deadline is April 1, 2019 – 770-288-8180 http://www.co.henry.ga.us/taxcommissioner/PropertyTaxExemptions.shtml
Forsyth County – deadline is April 1, 2019 -770-781-2106
Douglas County – deadline is April 1, 2019 – 770-920-7272
Fayette County – deadline is April 1, 2019 -770-461-3652 http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/tax_commissioner/index.htm
Paulding County – deadline is April 1, 2019 – 770-443-7606
Generally, a homeowner is entitled to a homestead exemption on their home and land underneath provided the home was owned by the homeowner and was their legal residence as of January 1 of the taxable year. (O.C.G.A. § 48-5-40)
Application for Homestead Exemption
To be granted a homestead exemption, a person must actually occupy the home, and the home is considered their legal residence for all purposes. Persons that are away from their home because of health reasons will not be denied homestead exemption. A family member or friend can notify the tax receiver or tax commissioner and the homestead exemption will be granted. (O.C.G.A. § 48-5-40)
Failure to apply by the deadline will result in loss of the exemption for that year. (O.C.G.A. § 48-5-45)
Exemptions Offered by the State and Counties: The State of Georgia offers homestead exemptions to all qualifying homeowners. In some counties they have increased the amounts of their homestead exemptions by local legislation above the amounts offered by the State. As a general rule the exemptions offered by the county are more beneficial to the homeowner. https://etax.dor.ga.gov/ptd/adm/taxguide/exempt/homestead.aspx
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Will you pay tax on the sale of your home? Likely not, unless you have gains that are more than $250,000 or more than $500,000 for married couples.
Until 1997, once you reached the age of 55, you had the one-time option of excluding up to $125,000 of gain on the sale of your home providing it was your primary residence.
Now, anyone, regardless of age, can exclude up to $250,000 of gain or $500,000 for a married couple filing jointly on the sale of a home. That means most people will pay no tax unless they have lived there for less than 2 out of the last 5 years