The Fulton County Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to reject the 2017 county residential property tax assessments mailed out by the board of assessors. That means residential properties within Georgia’s most populous county will be taxed this year based on the 2016 property tax digest.

The commissioners also agreed to work with legislative leaders in the Georgia General Assembly to develop new property tax policy for the years ahead. In the meantime, the County Commission, the Atlanta City Council, the Atlanta Board of Education and the Fulton County Board of Education must now approve a millage rate for 2017 based on the 2016 tax digest. 

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