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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County commissioners set the rate at which you'll be taxed. While the rate remains the same, the county will collect less, and many homeowners will have to pay more.

Here's why: The county is expecting personal and property tax collections to be lower than they were in 2008. And property owners who have homestead exemption will get tagged with an extra 300 plus dollars because of a home owners tax relief grant that was taken away by the state legislature to help offset budget shortfalls.

Tax Director Denver Hooten said, On homesteaded properties yes, it's very likely that most people with homestead exemption will incur a higher bill because the grant is not going to be paid by the state this year."

There is a silver lining. If your property tax value increased this year, you won't be taxed on that higher value. There's a moratorium in place until 2011.

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