The Exempt Property Questionnaire should be submitted to the Jones County Board of Assessors on each parcel for which the exemption is being sought. In order to ensure a thorough and accurate review, it is necessary that the following information be received with your questionnaire:
Ordinance or charter describing your organization.
Articles of incorporation from the Secretary of State establishing your organization as a non-profit organization.
Publications, pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, etc. describing your organizations use of the property.
For exemption status, you must meet the requirements of Georgia Ad Valorem Tax Law:
Exemption from state and federal income taxes does not automatically qualify a property for exemption from ad valorem taxes. This is also true for a non-profit status.
Tax exempt status of property is not transferable. If a change in ownership
occurs the new owner should complete and submit an Exempt Questionnaire to ensure the property retains the exempt status.
The questionnaire along with any supporting documentation will be reviewed and a recommendation from a staff appraiser will be presented to the Board of Assessors. This can take several weeks. It is important to note that if you receive a tax bill from the Tax Commissioner’s office and have a Questionnaire pending, you should pay the bill to avoid any penalties should Exempt status be denied. If, however it is determined to be exempt, the Tax Commissioner’s office will refund the taxes previous paid.