Acworth announces tax increase

Acworth City Hall in article about Acworth tax increase approvalAcworth City Hall sign (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The City of Acworth announced a property tax increase on its website (read the announcement by following this link), and announced the schedule of hearings.

The announcement states that the proposed increase is tentative, and would result in a 25.39 percent increase in city taxes.

The proposed millage rate is 8.950 mills, an increase of 1.812 mills.

“The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $126.84 per year and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property witha fair market value of $325,000 is approximately $235.56,” according to the text of the public notice.

Public hearings on the Acworth tax increase

The first public hearing on the Acworth tax increase will be Monday July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth Georgia, 30101.

Two additional public hearings will be held, both on July 23 at the Acworth Community Center. Those hearing will be at 9 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Adoption of the millage rate

The millage rate will be adopted at a special called meeting on immediately after the evening hearing, at 7 p.m. on July 23, 2020.

For more information visit the City of Acworth website.

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10 Comments on "Acworth announces tax increase"

  1. Wouldn’t be terrible to know what the money was for but thanks for the update!

  2. That is a significant increase! What does the city plan on doing with the money? It seems our government should learn to do more with less like most households are doing right now.

  3. I see your new homeless what are you coming !
    As a landlord you can’t collect rent
    As a homeowner and landlord you’re not allowed to work
    Yet somehow, life goes on & this HAS TO cost you EVEN more now …

    Regardless of the virus expense budget over spending the GOVERNMENT still has billions allotted for budget …

    My understanding of being able to even AFFORD to have a budget …….

    when you have a budget that means you have more than enough to pay current bills

    does this same principle apply equally for both the business owners and homeowners ?

    I THINK NOT ESPECIALLY during a PANDEMIC !

  4. +25% ???????????
    Are you serious?
    You better rethink your budget and decide what you can get along without.

  5. Quit bitchin you people are always voting for never ending splost school taxes .so as I always say. ” Give the people what they want !! Enjoy the taxes you love so much.

  6. Why is acworth city tax unexceptionly high

  7. Mmm, an increase doesn’t make much sense at this time. With fewer citizens using fewer city services and certain services being restricted expenditures should be way down. This request needs some serious investigation!

  8. So the city wants you to pay for that bridge to nowhere project on main street. I’m sure what other pork programs will they have you pay for?

  9. Courtney Coulon | July 14, 2020 at 12:19 pm | Reply

    That’s a very hefty increase.

  10. Are you trying to prevent people from buying homes in Acworth or run the home owners already living here off. This increase is WAY to much at one time. Your greed is showing. People on fixed incomes can’t afford this increase. The increase needs to the same percentage as the cost of living SS gave.

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