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.
Dunwoody Council to set level tax rate
Since incorporation, the millage rate in Dunwoody has remained the same at 2.74. Council is expected to approve that rate again and had a special called meeting last week to start the ... During time reserved for mayor and council comment, Bonser ...
Pooler prepares to set millage rate and future
Savannah Morning News
Pooler officials discussed lowering the city's millage rate during a weekend retreat at the Savannah Quarters Country Club. The county's second largest city experienced a substantial 4.7 percent increase in its 2013 net tax digest on top of getting a ...
Warner Robins poised to adjust city employee salaries
Macon Telegraph (blog)
The city solicited a study from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia that compared Warner Robins city employee salaries to similar positions in governments surrounding the city. It found employees to be largely underpaid ...
DCSS public budget hearings sparsely attended
The Albany Herald
ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County School Board held two public meetings Monday to gather input on a tentative $119 million Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The meetings were sparsely attended. The noon meeting had just one person stand to talk, local ...
Number of Muscogee County teachers expected to be laid off reduced to nine – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Number of Muscogee County teachers expected to be laid off reduced to nine
For the 17th straight year, the school board didn't raise property taxes, keeping the millage rate at 23.37. Overall, the district's ... The local tax digest is predicted to increase 2 percent through the area's economic growth and without the school ...