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LAST DAY TO FILE PROPERTY TAX APPEALS IS THIS FRIDAY...READ THIS FOR MORE INFORMATION!

LAST DAY TO FILE PROPERTY TAX APPEALS IS THIS FRIDAY...READ THIS FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Attention Homeowners! Even if you don’t think you should file a property tax appeal – read this article and you may change your mind – it could save you thousands.

People tell me all the time – “I think my assessment is about right, I don’t think there is any reason to appeal” – wrong! You can protect yourself from the tax assessor raising your assessment over the next two years – which could save you thousands – now that the real estate market is starting to improve, you can bet the tax assessor will look at that fact when they assess your property for 2014 and 2015!! - Go to my website, www.boetaxappeals.com, then to FAQ - look at FAQ #3 to find out how to protect yourself.

Here’s another one, “I think my assessment is actually lower than my fair market value – I’d be crazy to appeal this great assessment and risk it going higher” – wrong! - the county cannot raise your assessment for the current year once they have published it by sending you the Annual Notice of Assessment (which they have already sent you) – so, there is no risk to you in appealing – your assessment cannot go any higher - if you appeal, you could “freeze” that assessment for the current year PLUS two more years – it could save you thousands over the next two years – go to my website, www.boetaxappeals.com, then to FAQ - look at FAQ #3 to see how to freeze your great assessment for two more years and to prevent the tax assessor from being able to raise your tax assessment until 2016!!

[Note:  Time limit on filing your property tax appeal: for most people, last day to file an appeal in DeKalb is July 12, 2013 – for most people, last day to file an appeal in Fulton is July 29].

Walter Hotz

Attorney, Property Tax Specialist

appeals@boetaxappeals.com

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