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Ask the Tax Director

This portion of our website provides taxpayers with the opportunity to ask the Tax Director questions regarding the reappraisal process, or value questions in general.  Responses will be posted weekly, and we hope that they will be helpful and useful for other taxpayers in the county. Please email questions to James.tanner@gastongov.com with “Ask the Tax Director” in the subject line. The Director will get back with you as soon as possible. Questions and answers posted on this page will remain anonymous as we will only use the taxpayer’s first name and no other identifying information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Q:  For the 2019 Countywide Reappraisal and the value notices that were mailed, if i had farm use or the elderly/disabled exemption, is that reflected in the value i recieved?
A:  The values stated in the new valuation notice reflects the total appraised value for January 1, 2019.  If a property owner had deferred land use or an exemption/exclusion from tax year 2018, that will be reflected in the bill they recieve for the 2019 tax year.

Q:  How was the value for my home decided on, or what was used to determine the value?
A:  We use current market information such as sales in your neighborhood, or from similar properties that have transferred recently.  Our values shoud relect what properties in your area have sold for in the last year, and these values should reflect what it is worth as of January 1, 2019. 

Q:  Since i have my new value, how can i determine how much my property taxes will be for this year?
A:  Our office is not responsible for determining what the tax rate will be.  The budget process that determines what the rate should be is in the development stage, and must be set by June 30th. 

Q:  We just recieved our notice of value, if i disagree with that value, how to i go about appealing the valuation?
A:  Included in the value notice form, we have provided information and instructions for appealing the property.  Options include The Electronic Appeal Process, Mail in Completed Form, Schedule an Appointment with our Appraisal Staff or Simply visit our :"Taxpayer Appeal Assistance Area" in the lobby of our building and we will register your appeal and have you visit with an appraiser at the same time.