‘NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE’
February 15, 2017
A new bill is going through the State Legislature changing the notice requirements of an increase in millage and in almost all instances a property tax increase. This bill will use the term “proposed millage rate” and delete the term “tax increase.” Language about the “rollback rate” appears to be eliminated.
When serving as Governor, Roy Barnes changed many of the laws and requirements so that property tax increases were labeled and advertised as tax increases rather than garbled and misleading language that hid the actual tax increase from the public.
|HB 0302 –||Property Tax Millage Rate – Notice Requirements|
From the ACCG website:
This bill changes the requirements regarding the advertising, notice, and adoption of millage rates. Specifically, it rewords the contents of the ad such that the focus is on the proposed millage rate rather than a tax increase. The ad can be combined with the required five year tax history.
You can read the changes at this link—start on page 3 where the old language is marked out and the new language inserted.
Sponsors of this bill are:
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