Property Tax Breaks for Seniors


*** Information provided as a courtesy, but not guaranteed. Verify accuracy directly with the county and your tax accountant.

County Major Cities Details and Official Website
Bartow County Cartersville School tax exemption of 40K at age 65; income based reduction at 62. Bartow County Home Exemptions
Cherokee County Canton, Woodstock Complete exemption from school taxes at age 62 on the first $377,750 of home's value, with additional exemptions based on income. Cherokee County Home Exemptions
Cobb County Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, Smyrna Complete exemption on school tax at 62; additional exemptions based on income. Cobb County Home Exemptions
DeKalb County Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, and parts of Atlanta Exempt from all school tax at 62 (if income excluding Social Security and retirement income does not exceed 10K; income limit goes to 16K at 65; household income cannot exceed $80,124 at 70). Once exemption is granted, homeowner can also freeze assessment value. DeKalb County Home Exemptions
Douglas County Douglasville Exempt from all school tax at 62; additional city and county exemptions available at 65 IF income does not exceed 10K. Douglas County Home Exemptions
Forsyth County Cumming, parts of unincorporated Alpharetta, and Gainesville Exempt from all school tax at 65, also eligible for an additional 16K exemption (double exemption) on county tax if gross household income is less than 40K; a 20K school tax exemption is available at 62 if income is less than 16K. Forsyth County Home Exemptions
Fulton County Alpharetta, Atlanta, Johns Creek, Milton and Roswell Various county and city of Atlanta exemptions are available based on income and age. Fulton County Home Exemptions
Gwinnett County Duluth, Lawrenceville, Snellville and Suwanee Exempt from all school tax at 65 IF income is less than 25K after deductions; a partial exemption is available at 62 IF income is less than 10K after deductions. Gwinnett County Home Exemptions
Hall County Gainesville Partial exemption of 30K towards school taxes IF income excluding Social Security and retirement income does not exceed 25K and SS/retirement is less than $60,792; at 65, income drops to 10K and an additional 2K credit is applied to homestead: Complete exemption from school tax at age 70. Hall County Home Exemptions
Jackson County Braselton and Commerce Exempt from school tax at 62 IF income does not exceed 18K excluding retirement and pensions; a 4K homestead exemption is available at 65 IF income does not exceed 18K; an inflation-proof exemption may apply at 62 if income does not exceed 30K. Jackson County Home Exemptions
Paulding County Dallas, and parts of unincorporated Acworth Exempt from half of school tax at 65 and exempt for 100% of school tax at 70 based upon income. No online details available; please call 770-443-7606 to verify whether you are qualified. Paulding County Home Exemptions
Spalding County Griffin Homestead exemption is 2K regardless of age; exempt from all taxes at 62 if household income is less than 20K; at 65, a 10K exemption towards school taxes; increases to 20K at 70 and 30K at 75; at 65, IF income excluding SS/retirement is less than 40K, you may be eligible for up to 10K exemption on county taxes; other exemptions and tax deferrals are available based on income and age. Spalding County Home Exemptions



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