Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2 other property tax measures signed into law

In addition to House Bill 202 that modified some procedures for appealing property tax assessments, Gov. Nathan Deal signed two other pieces of legislation last week that affect property taxpayers.  First, HB 215 provides for a referendum on an “equalized HOST” that would increase sales taxes and provide some property tax relief to DeKalb homeowners.  Second, HB 234 provides that no tax payment deadline shall fall on a Federal Reserve bank holiday.  That law doesn’t have much of a practical effect since there are very few Federal Reserve holidays that aren’t already federal or state holidays, and the ones that are don’t fall on any of Decatur's tax due dates.

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