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0000065187 00000 n Posted By: Arielle Robinson Board members agreed that increasing the rate was not something they took lightly, but put months of thought into. Chairman Mike Boyce’s proposal to keep the county’s property tax rate steady will result in a tax increase of 4.52% in its general fund, the county announced Tuesday.

The funds raised by the latter are used to redevelop the area; nearly all of the property within the tax district is commercial. When the digest is prepared, Georgia law requires the computation of a “rollback” millage rate, or the tax rate the county would have to levy in order to collect the same amount of revenue as it did the previous year. 0000105642 00000 n Would you like to order a reprint of today's front page? racist or sexually-oriented language. Cobb announces proposed property tax increase, Philly man held in solitary confinement 33 years must be let off death row, court rules, Commentary: Skip the doctor and head to the pharmacist for a vaccine, 'We are heading into a very, very dangerous time': Cobb health director urges COVID-19 precautions. Acworth’s City Council and Board of Aldermen approved an increase in property taxes in a special called meeting Thursday evening. A loss in revenue was one of the reasons why the council moved to approve the increase, Bulthuis said. Because the proposed general fund millage of 8.46 is higher than the rollback rate, Georgia law requires that the county hold three hearings to allow the public a chance to weigh in on the issue. He lied through his teeth threatening to shut down libraries and other county services. 0000012279 00000 n Cobb County. Put another way, if you live in Cobb County, you can expect to pay $8.70 for every $1,000 of real estate value, or 0.87%.

The announcement comes after last week’s approval by the Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors of the 2019 county tax digest, which grew by nearly 6.2% to a record-high $39 billion. h�b``�a``{����ຟA�X��,3�Lm``X

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PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. 0000146069 00000 n If the city continued with its current rate of 7.60 mills, Acworth’s general fund spending would have an excess revenue of $811, 566 for the 2020-21 budget, according to Bulthuis’ presentation. Therefore, the appeal period for Cobb County property owners will expire on August 27, 2020. %%EOF 0000067338 00000 n Boyce’s proposed $474.8 million general fund budget for fiscal 2020 would bring in $20.6 million more in revenue — a 4.5% increase — than last year’s fiscal 2019 general fund budget of $454.2 million. g. 0000056417 00000 n

Our mission is to keep our community informed and we appreciate your support. startxref When answering questions from the public, Mayor Tommy Allegood said that “substantial” cuts to jobs and payroll would happen if the rate were not increased. The increased costs of health insurance and payroll costs for city employees were also cited as a reason for the rate increase. “ … you may have seen live where Cobb County adjusted salaries for police. Please show it. This has resulted in a 30 percent loss in those funds.

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The property tax rates are scheduled to be voted on at commissioners’ July 23 meeting. 0000004028 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� <]/Prev 181535/XRefStm 1696>> 0000149192 00000 n 0000127612 00000 n 0000018333 00000 n He got a coronavirus vaccine in China, but had to keep it secret. 0000127026 00000 n In his presentation, Bulthuis revealed that Acworth has seen annual revenues from the motor vehicle ad valorem tax — the “birthday tax” — decrease by $135, 216. 0000002053 00000 n The digest represents the total assessed value of all taxable commercial, residential and personal property in the county. “We basically deliver services to employees,” Allegood said. Thank you for the public hearings on the tax increase. North said another factor that went into increasing the rate was the shutdowns due to COVID-19. Do what is right for Cobb taxpayers, please. 0000105897 00000 n

Additionally, the city has seen annual revenues from the title ad valorem tax — when cars are titled — decrease by $218, 431 annually.

0000011001 00000 n 2020 Cobb County Property Tax Bill Late fees apply after October 15, 2020 2020 10000000000 10/15/2020 Pay: N/A or $556.73 Tax Year Parcel ID Due Date Appeal Amount Total Taxes Due Amount Enclosed Payment must be received or USPS Postmarked by the due date. All three public hearings will be held in the Board of Commissioners meeting room at 100 Cherokee St., and will be at 9 a.m. July 9, 6:30 p.m. July 16 and 7 p.m. July 23. 0000064642 00000 n

0000040591 00000 n He is nothing more than a politician making a name on the backs of taxpayers.

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Bulthuis made a point that in 2005, 49 percent of Acworth’s revenues came from property taxes. The announcement comes after last week’s approval by the Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors of the 2019 county tax digest, which grew by nearly 6.2% to a record-high $39 billion.

With the $3,593.53 example, if the city were to continue with the 7.60 rate, the city’s tax bill would cost $632.53. She is the president of the university’s Society of Professional Journalists and an editor at the KSU Sentinel.

Threats of harming another 0 I’m not sure that anybody would be up for the amount of services that would have to be cut to match the expense.”. In the city’s general fund budget, the majority of money for fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021 went toward personnel. At the public hearing that occurred before the approval, City Manager Brian Bulthuis cited multiple reasons the board deemed it necessary to increase the rate.