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PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
Charlton County Schools
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Charlton County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the 2019 property taxes it will levy this year by 1.90% percentage 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 bylaw 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 Charlton County Board of Education requires that a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate, therefore, before the Charlton 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 Administrative Offices of the Charlton County Board of Education, 37 Touchdown Lane, Folkston, Georgia on October 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM and on October 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM