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Temporary tax relief on the way for Fulton County homeowners

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Fulton County is taking steps to relieve homeowners who received higher tax assessments this year. Commission chairman John Eaves says his board has unanimously voted to rescind this year's tax assessments.

This comes after many homeowners complained about receiving the assessments, saying property values increased. They were worried that the higher assessments would have resulted in sky-high tax bills.

The tax assessors office told CBS46 News that the average assessment rose 12 percent from 2016. Some homeowners say they saw an increase of anywhere from 50 to 300 percent.

Eaves said his office received thousands of complaints from residents who say the new figures are too high, inaccurate and difficult to appeal. 

The tax relief may be short lived. Assessors say they'll probably end up raising taxes even more next year but a state senate committee is trying to find a more permanent solution.

The decision only applies to residential properties built before 2017.

For more information call 404-612-6440 or go online to www.fultonassessor.org.

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