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BOE Announces Proposed Property Tax Increase

The Jackson County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the 2022 property taxes it will levy this year by 2.09 percent over the rollback millage rate.

                        Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.

The budget tentatively adopted by the Jackson County Board of Education requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate.  Therefore, before the Jackson County Board of Education may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Empower College & Career Center (Media Center/Board Room) located at 1952 Winder Highway Jefferson, Georgia 30549 on Thursday September 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM, Monday September 12, 2022 at 6:30 PM and Friday September 16, 2022 at 7:30 AM.

 

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Notice of Property Tax Increase

The Jackson County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2022 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 2.09 percent. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Empower College & Career Center (Media Center/Board Room) located at 1952 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia on Thursday September 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM.

Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at the Empower College & Career Center (Media Center/Board Room) located at 1952 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:30 PM and at the Empower College & Career Center (Media Center/Board Room) located at 1952Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 7:30 AM.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 16.576 mills, an increase of .340 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 16.236 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $222,500.00 is approximately $30.26 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $212,500.00 is approximately $28.90.