A tax return on Real Property (Real Estate) is ALWAYS REQUIRED when improvements are made that would increase or decrease the property value. If a property owner thinks their value is too high, they may FILE A TAX RETURN, thereby declaring (stating) a value, which will start the appeal process.
Again, this "TAX RETURN" should be filed in the Tax Commissioner's Office. The Board of Assessors would then mail an assessment notice in the spring either accepting the revised value or leaving the value the same; the property owner would then have 45 days to appeal their assessment.
TAX RETURN FORMS
Effective January 1, 2010, the Douglas County Tax Commissioner is offering this online alternative to the PT-50R Form. Filing time: January 1 through April 1 ONLY
A printable PT-50R form: For Real Property Returns. Please print this form, and mail to Douglas County Tax Commissioner, P.O. Box 1177, Douglasville, Ga 30133... Filing time: January 1 through April 1 ONLY
Personal Property Returns (boats, airplanes, business inventory, machinery, and equipment)... Filing time: January 1 through April 1 ONLY.
Must be filed with the Douglas County Board of Assessors.