DeKalb County Property Tax Office Offers Extended Hours, Webinars, and April 1 Filing Deadline – On Common Ground News

DECATUR, GA – The DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, will have extended hours from March 28 through April 1 until 6 p.m. to accommodate walk-in customers requesting tax waivers. property tax.

Homestead Exemptions provide a reduction in annual property taxes and are available to individuals who own and occupy a home in DeKalb County beginning January 1, 2022. Homeowners who do not have an existing exemption have up to April 1 deadline to apply.

“I encourage owners who do not have an existing homestead exemption to contact my office or visit our website to review their exemption status. Basic exemption requests can be submitted online, by mail, in person, or in a drop box,” said DeKalb County Tax Commissioner Irvin J. Johnson. “Applications received after April 1 will be processed for the following year.”

Representatives from the Tax Commissioner’s Office are available year-round to talk to community groups about homestead exemptions, how to reduce property taxes, and helping homeowners understand property tax bills. The office continues to hold annual in-person and online seminars with organizations such as Lou Walker Senior Center, Central DeKalb Senior Center, Belvedere Civic Club, Toney Valley Civic Association, Wounded Warrior Project, and more. Organizations can contact the tax office by completing an online request form at https://dekalbtax.org/invite_us throughout the year.

“Providing a broad and efficient level of customer service remains a priority as we leverage technology to improve the way we do business,” Johnson said. “Since 2016, this office has hosted in-person and online community presentations to help taxpayers understand homestead exemptions and property tax bills. We will continue to offer presentations to groups interested in learning more about the services of the tax office.

What to know about filing for a homestead exemption

  • To qualify for an exemption, owners must own and live in their primary residence as of January 1, 2022, have all vehicles registered in DeKalb County, file property income taxes, and be exempt from any property exemption elsewhere.
  • Homeowners who do not have an existing property exemption have until the April 1 deadline to apply for a basic exemption. Applications received after April 1 will be processed for the following year.
  • Special tax exemptions are also available for eligible seniors, disabled residents, disabled veterans, or surviving spouse, surviving spouse of a U.S. service member, and surviving spouse of a peace officer or a firefighter. Age and income requirements must be met to qualify for all senior exemptions.
  • Once an exemption is granted, it automatically renews for as long as you reside at the property or until another exemption is filed and granted.
  • For all exemptions, eligibility and document requirements, please visit https://dekalbtax.org/exemptions.
  • Property owners can check their exemption status by viewing their property information online at https://dekalbtax.org/property-information.
  • Basic homestead applications can be submitted online at https://dekalbtax.org/file-homestead-exemption, by mail (USPS postmark is accepted), in a drop box, or in person by the due date. April 1 deadline.
  • Elderly and disabled exemptions must apply in person, by mail or drop box, and submit federal and state income tax forms, Social Security 1099 forms, proof of age and/or proof of 100% total and permanent disability.
  • The popular Click2Skip program is available for homeowners interested in same-day or walk-in service. To join the virtual same-day waitlist, please visit https://dekalbtax.org/same-day-wait-list. To schedule an appointment in advance, visit https://dekalbtax.org/appointments, click the Property Tax button. Appointments can also be made by calling 404-298-4000.

For more information on homestead exemptions, how to apply, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.dekalbtax.org, or contact the DeKalb Tax Commissioner’s Office at 404-298-4000 or [email protected] . For updates on the tax office, follow @dekalbtaxga on Twitter and Facebook.



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