Hall County taxpayers can now conduct much of their business with the Tax Assessors Office day or night from the convenience of home through secure, encrypted online forms.
Over the past eight months, the Hall County Tax Assessors Office has worked with Qpublic.net, a technology leader and one of the largest providers of GovTech geospatial solutions in the country, to produce a range of products allowing Hall County taxpayers to conduct their tax business anywhere in the world, at any time.
“In the past week alone we have received more than 445 personal property reports through the online portal,” said Nicole Griffin, Hall County appraisal systems coordinator. “The software is incredibly intuitive to use as it guides taxpayers through important processes, cuts unnecessary questions and provides educational information as they complete the forms.”
The online forms are not only convenient to use, but they are more cost-effective as well.
“Digital forms are a green alternative to paper which costs a substantial amount to produce, track and store. Our paper consumption has been reduced by 1/3 just since launching the appeals module,” said John Smith, Hall County deputy chief appraiser.
Tax appeals and personal property reports are just two of the newly available online services provided by the Hall County Tax Assessors Office. You can now find these services online:
- Apply for all homestead exemptions, including senior exemptions
- Electronically file your Real, Business Personal Property, Freeport, Marine and Aircraft form
- Change your mailing address and update your contact information
- View and/or print current and prior years’ assessment notices
- Appeal your assessment notice, both real and personal, during the applicable time period
“We plan to expand on these capabilities moving forward with convenience and efficiency being our primary goals. With Nicole’s initiative and leadership on this project and her ideas for the future, we know we will have many more accomplishments to share on that front,” said Steve Watson, Hall County chief appraiser.
The online offering continues to keep Hall County’s operations on the cutting edge, serving as a leader in the state.
“The Hall County Tax Assessors Office has really taken the initiative to ensure people can interact with their office in the medium they’re most comfortable with, and they’re the first in the state of Georgia to provide personal property reporting online,” said Andrew Blood, Qpublic.net business development manager.
As a reminder, although forms are accessible year-round on the Tax Assessors website, the state reporting deadlines still apply. Forms are accepted Jan. 1 through Apr. 1 and anything submitted after the deadline will not be applicable until the following year.
For a full list of online services, instructions, deadlines and more information, please visit the Hall County Tax Assessors Office webpage.