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QUALIFICATIONS FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS The deadline to qualify for the current year exemptions is April 1st. Homestead applications are accepted year round, however to be eligible for the current year, you must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st. Homestead exemption is not automatically granted. You must apply and qualify as an applicant for the exemption. Fulton County offers special exemptions to citizens who are disabled or 62 years and older. Disabled taxpayers and or senior citizens may apply in person for these exemptions with the Board of Assessors. These special exemptions are based on income as well as age.  You will need the following items to apply for Homestead Exemption: 1. Georgia Driver’s License or valid GA identification 2. Social Security Number (Owner and Spouse) 3. Registration for all vehicles owned 4. Recorded Deed for new owners 5. Trust Document if the property is in a trust 6. Proof of Income (Senior and other Special Exemptions) o A copy of your previous year income tax o A copy of your Social Security Award Letter (if you do not file income tax) You are not eligible if you or your spouse claims a homestead exemption in another city, county or state. If you are currently claiming homestead elsewhere, you must notify the appropriate authority to remove the exemption. Property owners found to be claiming homestead exemption on more than one property will be subject to penalties and interest on any taxes saved. A homestead exemption cannot be applied to rental units or property owned by a business. You must be a permanent legal resident of Fulton County and the State of Georgia to claim homestead exemption. Georgia Law 48-5-444 states, "Each motor vehicle owned by a resident of this state shall be returned in the county where the owner claims a homestead exemption." Fulton County offers special exemptions to citizens who are disabled or 62 years and older. Disabled and / or senior citizens may apply for these exemptions with the Board of Assessors.
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