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April 1 is deadline for filing Homestead Exemptions

December 29, 2014

HomeJohns Creek homeowners can save money on their 2015 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 2015, a homeowner must own and occupy the property as his or her primary residence as of Jan. 1, 2015, and must be a permanent, legal Johns Creek resident. People who file for exemptions after April 1 will not see their exemption in the 2015 tax bill, but will see it in 2016.

Applications must be filed in person at a Fulton County Board of Assessors office. The closest one 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.