Over 99% of Georgia’s City Councils, County Commissions and School Boards fail to simply do the math.
The millage rate (also known as the tax rate) is a figure applied to the value of your property to calculate your property tax liability. One “mill” equals one dollar of tax on every thousand dollars of taxable value. Your tax dollars are used to fund the cost of your government each year.
There is only one way to correctly calculate the millage– it is simply one number divided by another. When your city, county or school board correctly “does the math,” the cost of government* is equally spread to all property owners based on the value of their property. You pay no more and no less than is required to fully fund the budget.
Centerville council explores ways to connect with local legislative delegation – Macon Telegraph (blog)
Centerville council explores ways to connect with local legislative delegation
Macon Telegraph (blog)
City Administrator Patrick Eidson said Wednesday that Vienna Mayor Pro Tem Beth English addressed council during its regular work session, telling council members about the Georgia Municipal Association's Hometown Connection program, which links ...
Fulton school board approves tentative budget
No furlough days are included for employees, and if the suggested 18.502 millage rate is approved later this spring by the county commission, there will be no millage increase for homeowners. Decreased state and federal funding coupled with an increase ...
Woodstock To Review Sequoyah Library System Contribution
The budget is based upon the city's millage rate holding at 7.889 mills. A homeowner whose house is valued at $200,000, with the standard $5,000 exemption, would pay around $592 in city property taxes. After an executive session, the council came back ...
Public has their say on schools
When it comes to reasons to be proud of Lumpkin County schools it came through “loud and clear that this county values its teachers,” said Laura Riley with the Georgia School Boards Association. “More people agreed on that than anything else. People ...
Hall school board members face tough budget decisions
Access North Georgia
To do that, he acknowledged, would mean an increase in the millage rate for property owners. Board members directed Schofield to return to them in June with more specific numbers on what it would cost to implement the raises. The board scheduled a June ...