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Georgia Program Eligibility

Property Tax-Aide features three property tax relief programs in Georgia: Homestead Exemption for 65+, Disabled Veteran/Surviving Spouse Exemption, and the Standard Homestead Exemption. Some counties have increased the amounts of their homestead exemptions by local legislation above the amounts offered by the State. Generally, the exemptions offered by the county are more beneficial to the homeowner.

The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.

Read more about property tax relief programs in your area.

Homestead Exemption for 65+

Eligible taxpayers 65 years of age or over receive an exemption of $4,000 from all state and county property taxes. Through local option, counties may increase the amount of the exemption. For example, Fulton County provides a $50,000 homestead exemption for residents over the age of 65 with no income requirement.

Application Deadline

Applications can be filed year-round but must be submitted on or before April 1st in order to apply for the current tax year.

Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse

Georgia offers a homestead property tax exemption for eligible disabled Veterans, their surviving spouse or minor children. The amount for 2023 is $109,986. The value of the property that is more than of this exemption remains taxable. At local option, local taxing jurisdictions may increase the amount of the exemption.

Application Deadline

Applicants must file the application for homestead exemption between 1 January and 1 April in order to qualify for a benefit that year.

Standard Homestead Exemption

Eligible taxpayers receive an exemption of $2,000 from the 40% assessed value of their primary residence. The exemption applies to state, county, and school taxes.

Application Deadline

Applicants must file the application for homestead exemption between 1 January and 1 April in order to qualify for a benefit that year.

Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.

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