Homestead Exemption 2018 Deadline


Did you buy a house in 2017?   File your 2018 Homestead Exemption

Deadline is April 1, 2018

A Homestead Exemption is a legal provision that helps reduce the amount of property taxes owed on owner-occupied homes. The amount of the exemption varies from County to County and even from City to City within a County, but the bottom line is the Homestead Exemption saves you money.  In order to get the homestead exemption, you must complete the application form found on your County’s Tax Commissioner website in order to get the exemption.

To qualify for a basic homestead exemption, you must:

★      Own, occupy, and claim the property as your legal residence on January 1 of the year in which you first qualify for the exemption.

★      The person applying for the homestead exemption must be listed on the deed.

★      Continue to own and live in the home as your primary residence as long as you claim the exemption.

★      The property must be your address for all vehicle registrations, State and Federal income taxes.

★      You cannot claim a homestead exemption if you claim one anywhere else.

★      Homestead exemptions do not apply to commercial or rental properties, or second homes.

★       Homestead exemptions apply to individuals and not to corporations.

Check the County Tax Commissioner’s website to find details of the homestead exemption in your county.

Bartow County  Cherokee County   Clayton County  

Cobb County  Dekalb County   Douglas County

 Forsyth County   Fulton County   Gwinnett County

  Paulding County    GA Department of Revenue    Floyd County


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