Exemptions

Applying for Exemptions
There are several exemptions taxpayers can take advantage of in order to save money on taxes. Application for Homestead exemptions are taken at the Tax Commissioner's Office in Valdosta.

According to which exemption applying for, you might need the following:
  • Income statements (Copy of IRS tax return)
  • Physician affidavits
  • Proof of age
  • Retirement or disability records
  • Warranty deed
You Should Know:
  • Any change to deed, for example refinancing, will necessitate a new application
  • Income changes must be updated
  • You must apply no later than March 1 of that year to receive a tax benefit the same year
Homestead
  • (SD) Local Homestead Exemption
  • 6,000 exemption from county, city and school taxes
  • 10,000 exemption from county general and school tax
  • Must be 65 years old on January 1 of year applying
  • Must own property and reside in it January 1 of the year of application
Disabled Veterans
  • (S5) 63,780 From Assesses Value
  • (SD) Local Homestead Exemption
  • 10,000 exemption from county general and school tax
  • A letter from the Veterans Administration is required every 3 years for renewal of this exemption
  • Must be 65 years old on January 1 of year applying
  • You will need a letter from the Veterans Administration stating 100% Service Connected Disability