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A Letter to DeKalb County’s Next Superintendent

Parent Councils United – which comprises the leaders of Dunwoody Chamblee Parent Council, Emory LaVista Parent Council, South DeKalb Parent Council, Tucker Parent Council, and Cross Keys Cluster – released the following letter on May 6, 2015. Parent Councils United Open Letter to New Superintendent


Comparison of Mandatory & Discretionary Services: DeKalb County / City of Atlanta

Released by DeKalb County Operations Task Force, 8/27/14

This comparison correlates various County and City departments and services with sections of the Georgia Code. As such, it addresses cost and process. While it can be used to understand DeKalb County and City of Atlanta services, the guide also provides a good sense of what is involved in creating a new city. CITY SERVICES & COUNTY SERVICES


DeKalb County Senior Exemptions 

Senior Citizen

Effective January 1, 2007, if you are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible to be exempt from state ad valorem property taxes. This is independent of any other senior exemptions that may be in place. Additionally, this exemption does not affect county, school, or city taxes.

70 years of age or older

If you are 70 years of age or older on January 1 st and the Federal Adjusted Gross Income (based on previous year’s tax return), plus municipal bonds, of both you and your spouse, does not exceed $84,115, you may be entitled to the Special School Tax Exemption. (H9)

65 years of age or older

If you are 65 years of age or older on January 1st and the Total Georgia Net Income of both you and your spouse does not exceed $10,000 (based on previous year’s tax return) excluding Social Security benefits and most retirement income up to the maximum allowable under the Federal Social Security Act ($31,952 for an individual or $63,912 for joint applicants for 2014), then you may be entitled to a Senior School Exemption. (H4)

Or, if you are 65 years of age or older on January 1st and the Total Georgia Net Income of the household does not exceed $15,000 (based on previous year’s tax return), excluding Social Security benefits and most retirement income up to the maximum allowable under the Federal Social Security Act ($31,952 for an individual or $63,912 for joint applicants for 2014), then you may be entitled to a Senior Homestead Exemption. (H6)

Or, if you are 65 years of age or older and the Gross Income of the household does not exceed $16,000 (based on previous year’s tax return), you may be entitled to a Senior Partial School Exemption. (H8)

62 years of age or older

If you are 62 years of age or older on January 1st and the Georgia Net Income of your household does not exceed $10,000 (based on previous year’s tax return) excluding Social Security benefits and most retirement income up to the maximum allowable under the Federal Social Security Act ($31,952 for an individual or $$63,912 for joint applicants for 2014), then you may be entitled to the Senior Homestead and School Tax Exemption. (H3)

Or, If you are 62 years of age or older on January 1st and the Gross Income of your household does not exceed $16,000 (based on previous year’s tax return), you may be entitled to a Partial School Exemption. (H7)

All information appears on the website of the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner.


Links to more information about DeKalb County:

New cities might escape DeKalb pension debts | AJC

DEKALB PROPOSED INCORPORATION STATISTICS 2015

Group Advocating for DeKalb County: DeKalb Strong

Cell Phone Tower Update | Commissioner Jeff Rader

Challenged DeKalb sewer project enters critical stage | AJC

Trash collections may be reduced in DeKalb | AJC

Safeguards against corruption proposed for DeKalb | AJC

DCSS Superintendent’s Report on the Druid Hills annexation plan: 

http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/news-and-events/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2014/12/annexation-impact-2014.pdf

Groups working to improve DeKalb County: 

http://www.blueprintdekalb.org/ and http://www.dekalbcitizens.org/about/who-we-are/

DeKalb Operations Task Force: http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/OperationsTaskForce2014/index.html

House Committee Cityhood Instructions: House Committee Gives Instructions to DeKalb Cityhood Proponents

DeKalb County Task Force Report: DeKalb Task Force Report

DeKalb County Community Report: http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/pdf/CommunityReportFinal2.pdf 

One Comment Post a comment
  1. ANNE WALLACE #

    Lots of good information explaining how municipalization and annexations affect the county as a whole. DeKalb citizens should read and follow the research and discussions of this group over the next several months.

    06/12/2014

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