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Some seniors qualify for tax exemptions

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) -

County leaders want to make sure senior citizens are taking advantage of tax breaks.

The county is one of a few in Georgia that allows exemptions on part of school and county taxes for property owners over 65. 
Seniors who are approved get $20,000 taken off their taxable property values for school taxes.

"It will give you the opportunity to take advantage of a discount with your taxes. You pay school tax probably all your kid or all of your adult life," said Crisp County Tax Commissioner Cricket Adkins.

County commissioners approved taking $10,000 off county taxes as well. 
Seniors must apply for the exemptions at tax assessor's office. 

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