Fulton officials fight to freeze tax assessments
ATLANTA (AP) — Fulton County officials head to court Tuesday to justify a 2017 freeze of most residential property values at the previous year’s levels.
The county filed suit against the state revenue commissioner, who still hasn’t approved the county’s 2017 tax digest. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the tax commissioner, Lynne Riley, questioned the legality of Fulton’s actions.
If Fulton’s attorneys fail to convince a judge that county commissioners’ actions were in the right, leaders could be forced to re-bill residents for last year’s property taxes.
The freeze on property values at 2016 levels came after nearly a quarter of the 318,000 residential parcels in Fulton saw values shoot up by 50 percent or more for 2017.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com