ATLANTA -- A tax revolt in Fulton County could now impact every single property owner in Georgia. Some residents got major sticker shock with increases up to 300 percent after recent property appraisals. Now, state lawmakers say it’s time to do something about it. And that could mean a very different conversation Monday among state lawmakers. After thousands of property owners saw their assessments skyrocket, lawmakers want to see what they can do to ensure it never happens again.
There are new developments in the Fulton Tax Revolt as property owners wait to see if they'll get any relief, as one of the Fulton County Board of Assessors' own members is accusing them of violating the state's Open Meeting Law. The concern is that taxpayers who attend Thursday's meeting will not be given the opportunity to speak at it.
ATLANTA -- People in Fulton County are furious over massive tax assessment increases, but legally, is there anything they can do? The first step is to formally appeal your tax assessment through the Board of Equalization -- and at that point, the board holds all the cards. They can either agree to reduce your assessment, not change it, or increase it after they take a look at all of the evidence. But if enough people formally appeal those assessments, the issue is forced in court.
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