Whereas there are a number of taxing authorities in Coweta County, all property taxes are despatched on the identical invoice.
For many who reside in unincorporated Coweta County, there are county taxes, together with the county hearth and hearth bond taxes, and college system taxes. For metropolis residents, there are additionally municipal taxes.
Coweta County Board of Training member Linda Menk addressed the Coweta County Board of Commissioners this week and instructed that the college taxes be billed individually.
Faculty taxes make up nearly all of the native property tax invoice – roughly 70 % of the everyday tax invoice for folks within the unincorporated areas and roughly 65 % of the whole invoice within the metropolis of Newnan. Faculty taxes are set by the Coweta County Board of Training.
“We the taxpayers are upset they usually need to query their tax invoice, you guys take all the warmth,” Menk mentioned. “They’re calling you, yanking your chain proper and left about their college taxes going up.”
By separating the 2 payments, the county commissioners can keep centered on the problems they’re accountable for, Menk mentioned.
“When you guys will get behind this, I’ll get behind you and do what I can to make it occur on the college board,” Menk mentioned. “Let’s create some transparency and accountability the place it must go and never dump all the pieces in your shoulders.”
A number of years in the past, some metropolis taxes have been billed individually, however now all property taxes in Coweta have been mixed into one invoice, and all billing and accounts receivable are dealt with by the Coweta County Tax Commissioner’s Workplace.