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April 1 is deadline for filing Homestead Exemptions

Only those who have not filed before need apply

homeJohns Creek homeowners can save money on their 2013 property taxes by filing for homestead exemptions by the April 1 deadline.

Residents of Johns Creek may be eligible for one or more of the four (4) Homestead Exemptions offered by the City to homeowners, as well as a number of exemptions offered by Fulton County.

Homeowners already receiving exemptions do not need to re-apply – unless there has been a change in ownership of the property. There are no age or income requirements to receive a basic homestead exemption, which takes $15,000 off the taxable value of a home.

To qualify for any homestead exemption for 2013, a homeowner must own and occupy the property as his or her primary residence as of Jan. 1, 2013, and must be a permanent, legal Johns Creek resident. People who file for exemptions after April 1 will not see their exemption in the 2013 tax bill, but will see it in 2014.

Applications must be filed in person at a Fulton County Board of Assessors office. The closest one to Johns Creek is at Royal 400 Office Park, Suite 175, 3155 Royal Drive, Alpharetta.

The City and Assessor's Office have created a combined application process so there is no need to file separately with the City for its particular exemptions.

For more information, visit www.fultonassessor.org or call 404-224-0102.