October 26, 2007
TAX EXEMPTIONS AND RETURN OF TAXABLE PROPERTY
All applications for Conservation
Use Covenants (new, renewal and continuation)
are due by April 1, 2008.
This program applies to tracts 10 acres and larger which
are dedicated to bona fide agricultural uses for 10 years.
If a tract with an active Conservation Use Covenant was
sold in 2006, the new owner must continue the Covenant.
Failure to do so will hold the prior owner in breach of
applications must be completed by
March 1, 2008. To qualify, the applicant must
own or show an owner’s interest in the land and dwelling.
The property must be the owner’s primary residence
as of January 1, 2008. The applicant must also
purchase their vehicle tags in Jasper County. There are
additional homestead exemptions
available to those 62 or 65 and older. To
qualify, the applicant must be 62 or 65 on January 1, 2008
and the household income does not exceed $10,000 after
tax deductions and a reduction of $50,784 from retirement
and/or SSI income. Proof of income is required for application.
is required to be returned at its fair market value as of
January 1 of each year. Returns are due by April 1 of each
year. If a return (owner’s estimate of value) is not submitted,
the property is deemed to have been returned at the previous
Homestead applications are available at the Tax Commissioner’s
Senior Homestead applications, Conservation Use, and property
returns are available at the Tax Assessor’s office (706-468-4904).
** To keep the taxpayers of Jasper County, Georgia informed
as to where and how
their tax dollars are being spent.
** To keep the taxpayers abreast of local policies and
discussed and enacted.
** We advocate more open government, less government spending,
and lower property taxes.