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Dougherty tax base could drop $1.6M

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A moratorium on property tax re-assessments may force local governments to make even more cuts than originally thought.  

Because the local governments won't be able to collect taxes based on any values raised for inflationary reasons this year, the total tax digest is likely to fall.

In Dougherty County the tax base is expected to drop at least one percent. That's about $1.6 Million. 

"If your property was reassessed and we went up on the value, of course, you have the opportunity to appeal that value," said Tax Director Denver Hooten. "But you will be billed for ad valorem taxes based on the prior year, which would be 2008."

That's the case unless your 2009 reassessment declined in value. If that happened, you pay taxes based on that value for through 2011.

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