Thursday, January 31, 2013
Legislators from Alpharetta, Milton and Johns Creek have plans for county government.
CORRECTION: A zero was left off the chart below, making it seem $50,000 homes the most taxed property in the county – except it was supposed to be $500,000. If state lawmakers from Alpharetta, Milton and Johns Creek have their way, Fulton County residents will see lower property taxes, have another county commissioner to represent them and know that new county employees will be evaluated based on their performance. Rep. Jan Jones, R-Milton, is introducing legislation today to double the homestead exemption for Fulton County homeowners to $60,000. If the bill passes, county residents will vote on it in 2014. “As a 30-year resident of Fulton County, I understand how burdensome our high county property taxes are for homeowners,” the Speaker …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The city's Finance Department mailed the bills on Sept. 6, and they are due in 60 days.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Milton mailed out city property tax bills on Thursday, Sept. 6, giving residents 60 days after receipt to pay without penalty. Four options are available to pay your tax bill: Acceptable forms of payment are check, money order, cashier’s check, credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express and Discover) and cash (exact change only). Ad valorem taxes, more commonly known as property taxes, are levied for city operations and maintenance. All real estate and personal property is taxable unless exempted by law. For more information, visit the Finance Department's Tax FAQ page here or download the 2012 Property Tax Guide.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The first of three public hearings was held at City Hall this morning, with a second at 5 p.m. today.
Milton held its first public hearing on its millage rate at 9 a.m. today, and nobody was present to comment on the tax rate. But since it was the exact same millage rate as the city has held since it was formed – 4.731 mills – it wasn't unexpected. The city had to hold the first of three public hearings because property taxes were raised, on average, as a result of an increase in the tax digest as assessed by Fulton County. Finance Director Stacey R. Inglis said Milton's total tax digest was $2.12 billion. That's an increase of 1.14 percent. Property taxes levied by the city will be $9.26 million, including real and personal property (motor vehicles). Inglis said there was a "property tax increase of 1.14 percent due to reassessment, and …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Board adopts 18.502 rate for third consecutive year.
The Fulton County School Board approved FY13 millage rates on Thursday. For the third consecutive year, the total rate of 18.502 remains the same. “Today we are pleased to adopt a millage rate that doesn’t increase taxes for our citizens while still providing the superior education that our system is known for,” said board member Gail Dean. “Over the years, our board had difficult funding decisions to make, but it put the district in a much better position for where we are now.” Fulton County’s millage consists of two combined millage rates – a maintenance and operations (M&O) rate and a debt service rate. Today, the school board adopted an 18.502 M&O rate and a 0.0 mill debt service rate, keeping the total – 18.502 mills – at the same …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Fulton County residents are invited to attend a public hearing on July 11 on a proposed increase in millage rates, used to set property taxes.
Fulton County is considering raising property taxes. Have something to say about it? Fulton County residents are invited to a public hearing on the 2012 General Fund Millage Rate on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. The board will consider a revenue neutral millage rate of 10.791 mills. This reflects a 0.51 mill adjustment compared to the 2011 rate of 10.281 mills in order to offset the average decline in property values. If approved, the 0.51 mill adjustment would net approximately $17 million in revenue for the General Fund. The public hearing will take place in Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta. The meeting will be video-conferenced, allowing residents to participate from the South …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The property tax rate stays the same for city residents.
Milton residents don't have to worry about their millage rate changing, as that would require approval by registered voters. City Council hasn't even suggested a vote. The collection rate for taxes in 2011 is expected to be 87 percent, said Finance Director Stacey Inglis at the Milton City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 15. "There's a collection rate of 87 percent?" said City Councilman Joe Longoria. "Is that a trend?" "The collection rate will stay about the same," Inglis said. "Eighty seven percent is what you expect to collect this year, but ninety nine percent is what you'd like to collect eventually?" Karen Thurman, another council member said, and Inglis said that this was correct. The millage rate of 4.731 mills was approved. It …