Research Aids/Government Data
- County Ad Valorem Tax Digest Millage Rates, 1999-2008
Has your county, city or school board millage rate increased, decreased or stayed the same? [Research tool]
- Property Tax Guide for the Georgia Taxpayer
A comprehensive guide to the tax process, prepared by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
- Tax Digest Consolidated Summary
Consolidation sheets depict the assessed totals of all property listed on a Georgia county’s tax digest separated by tax district. These summaries also show how much tax is levied in the tax district. [Research tool]
- Georgia Code Unannotated
Search Georgia law. [Millage rollback]
- County Ad Valorem Tax Facts
Tax official contact info by county, exemptions, valuation appeals and more by county.
- Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Act 431, effective on 1/1/2000, was enacted to prevent indirect tax increases resulting from increases to existing property values in a county due to inflation. Requirements for taxing authorities
- Local Revenue Sources, Definitions
Taxes constitute the largest source of general revenue for most local governments in Georgia.
- Habersham County Explains the Millage Rate Process
- Georgia’s “Sunshine” Laws (including the Open Records Act)
- Property Taxes and the Millage Setting Process
A great explanation of millage rates and property taxation, published by the City of Atlanta
- Introduction & Overview to Georgia Property Taxes
A general overview from a legal viewpoint, published by Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, attorneys.
- Five Tips to Reduce Your Property Taxes
Local governments are strapped for cash and they’ve decided home owners should pick up the slack. Collections from property taxes are up 20 percent in the past three years ended in 2003.
- Search Google for articles on millage rates in Georgia
- Funding Georgia’s Schools Under QBE
Although slightly dated, the first part of this document provides a basic overview of the primary considerations regarding millage rates and education funding [PDF].
- Georgia Association for Property Tax Relief
The Georgia Association for Property Tax Relief is a 501(C)(4) organization formed to promote House Resolution 58, which would provide for a referendum on a constitutional amendment to eliminate property taxes for public education and fund schools via a sales tax.