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DCTA sending message to the tax office

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A watchdog group that complains about government spending and inefficiency wants taxpayers to overwhelm the Dougherty County Tax office.

Tax officials say that could lead to more government spending and inefficiency.

On Thursday the Dougherty County Taxpayers Association held a property tax seminar.

They handed out forms and explained how people can file property tax returns and appeal their assessment if they don't agree with it.

They hope the appeals will send a message to the tax office, but the tax director says an influx of appeals will hurt productivity.

"Of course it will overwhelm us, because, now we're working permits and only have our minimum staff it'll affect us," said Denver Collins-Hooten, Tax Director.

The last day to file property tax returns and homestead exemptions is April 1st.

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