Department of Revenue questions Spalding County tax appeals process

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Georgia Department of Revenue Commissioner Lynette Riley has contacted Spalding County officials to express concern that local property owners may not be receiving their due process rights with regard to the appeal of property taxes. In a letter addressed to William Norris, whose service as the chairman of the Spalding County […]

Sale of hospital will reduce tax digest

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Hospital Authority has entered into a memorandum of understanding that will result in Spalding Regional Hospital being purchased by WellStar, a non-profit entity. As such, WellStar will not pay property taxes, resulting in a total local tax digest decrease of $750,241.47. Based on 2015 information from Spalding County […]

Conservation use designation removes millions from tax digest

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Chief Tax Assessor Larry Lilliard has confirmed that members of his staff provided erroneous information regarding the conservation use valuation assessment (CUVA) application process to some property owners. Commissioner Gwen Flowers-Taylor addressed this issue at the most recent Spalding County Board of Commissioners meeting, stating that she had been […]