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The Local Agenda: Hall property tax bills go out today

POSTED: October 1, 2013 12:00 a.m.

Hall County property owners will soon receive their tax bills, which feature a new color scheme and style designed to help residents better understand their bills.

The bills go out today and also include revamped information on the back of the bill, including the definition of certain words and fees mentioned on the front and information about common property tax exemptions.

The bills include a Web address where residents can check payment status, and there also is a note about a new tracking capability that allows the tax commissioner’s office to trace the bill to ensure there was accurate and timely delivery.

The bill will include the property acreage, even for properties less than 5 acres, and will have a pie chart showing where the tax revenue is spent.

“This is one initiative I’m really proud of,” said Tax Commissioner Darla Eden, who took office in January.

Chief Tax Assessor Steve Watson said his office worked with Eden’s staff in coming up with the final draft. The Planning Department also helped with the project.

Payments are due Dec. 1.

The Hall County Tax Assessor’s Office determines the value of property in Hall County, and property owners are taxed on 40 percent of that value.

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