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Tattnall BOE proposes to keep millage at 14
Public hearings set for Sept. 7 & 15

At their August 28, 2023, Tattnall County Board of Education (BOE) meeting, the Board members approved the proposal to keep the millage at 14 mills, the same as last year. However, this tentatively adopted millage rate will require an increase in property taxes by 5.93 percent due to the increase in the tax digest of $52,084,733. The gross tax digest in 2022 was $581,213,439, and in 2023, it has increased to $633,308,177. This increase has resulted from inflation, reassessments of property values, and new construction.

The BOE is forced to keep their mills at 14 if the Tattnall school system wants to continue to receive Equalization Funds from the state. If the BOE did not keep the mills at the 14, as required by the state, it would take 10.47 mills to replace Equalization.  This would greatly increase the tax burden for Tattnall County property owners.

A public hearing on this tax increase, due to the increase in the tax digest, will be held at the Central Office of the BOE on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Another public hearing will be held on Friday, September 15, at 10 a.m.

Please note that the millage rate of 14.0 mills is in actuality an increase of .784 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $29.79, and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $50,000 is approximately $15.68.