Governor proposes $500 off property tax bills for homeowners

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Property taxes were a hot button issue around Baldwin County in 2022 and should continue to be so in 2023.

In the meantime, Gov. Brian Kemp earlier this week recommended a new round of property tax relief for Georgia homeowners in his annual State of the State speech.

Essentially, all homeowners in Georgia will see their property taxes lowered by $500 this fall, if all goes accordingly, and Kemp's Homeowner Tax Relief Grant is part of the final budget, which certainly is expected.

In practical terms, any local homeowner whose property has a "total value" of $100,000, according to the Tax Assessor's Office, will see their property tax bill reduced from roughly $900 to roughly $400 this fall.

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The grant technically is a "20,000 credit" to the assessed value of all "homesteads," which comes out to $500. Property owners, regardless of how large or how small, are only allowed to claim one "homestead."

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