Where do county tax dollars go?
• To support administration of county government;
• To pay the principal and the interest on any debt of the county and to provide a sinking
fund;
• For educational purposes of property located outside of independent school systems;
• To build and repair public buildings and bridges;
• To pay expenses of courts and for the maintenance of inmates, to pay sheriffs and
coroners, and to pay for litigation;
• To build and maintain county roads;
• For public health purposes and preservation of records of vital statistics;
• To pay county police;
• To support indigent individuals;
• To pay county agricultural and home demonstration agents;
• To provide payment for assistance to aged individuals, the needy blind, dependent
children, and other welfare benefits;
• To provide for fire protection of forest lands and the conservation of natural resources;
• To provide hospitalization and medical care for the indigent sick people of the county;
• To acquire, improve, and maintain airports, public parks, and public libraries;
• To provide for workers' compensation and retirement of pension funds for officers and
employees;
• For public improvements as fixed by law;
• To pay pensions and costs under a teacher retirement system;
• For school lunches;
• To provide ambulance services;
• To provide financial assistance to county or municipal authorities to develop trade,
commerce, industry, and employment opportunities;
• To provide for public health and sanitation;
• To provide for financial assistance to county children and youth commissions providing
children and youth services.

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1. Why is it necessary to update values annually in Paulding County?
2. Where do county tax dollars go?
3. Who determines the value of my property?
4. What property is not taxed?
5. Who has to pay the taxes?
6. When are taxes due?
7. What is Assessed Value?
8. What is a Tax Rate?
9. How do I figure the tax on my home ?
10. Can I pay my property taxes online?
11. How do I contact my county tax official about my property tax bill or property tax assessment?
12. What is Homestead Exemption?
13. How often can a county reassess property?
14. What is market value?
15. What is an Annual Property Value Update?
16. Will all property values change?
17. How to Appeal a Property Tax Assessment?
18. What evidence do I need to present at a Board of Equalization appeal hearing?
19. Is timber taxed in Georgia?
20. Where do my tax dollars go?