Marietta homeowners will soon begin receiving their 2009 property tax bills and may realize an increase as a result of the Georgia General Assembly not funding the Homeowner’s Tax Relief Grant in the 2009 state budget. This amount was paid previously on the property owner’s behalf by the state and is not a city of Marietta tax increase.
The increases will range between $22.93 for properties that have the school tax exemption and $166.69 for properties that have a regular homestead exemption. “Taxes are due 60 days after they are mailed,” Tax manager Marsha Beard said.
If your taxes are paid from an escrow account through your mortgage lender, you may want to notify them so the escrow payment amount can be adjusted accordingly.
In 1999, the governor and General Assembly appropriated the grant to counties, cities and schools, giving tax relief to homeowners in the form of a tax bill credit. According to legislation passed this year (House Bill 143), the grant will only be made available in the future if state revenues grow at least 3 percent plus the rate of inflation.
For more information, call Marietta’s Tax Division at 770-794-5680.