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Is there a certain time when I can't pay my DeKalb County taxes online?

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DeKalb County Tax office only accepts payments for prior year tax between January and July only.  Current year taxes are available for online payments once the bills are mailed in August through December.  Any overage of funds will be applied to prior year taxes, if any, or refunded.  

Can I pay my DeKalb County property taxes in installments?

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Yes, DeKalb County property taxes can be paid in installments. The county provides a specified amount for two installments in the payment boxes.  Be sure to check the box next to the installment that you are paying before entering the amount.  Installment one will always be paid before installment two, despite which box you choose.

How can the tax lien be canceled?

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Payment of outstanding taxes along with applicable fees, penalties, and interest will serve in having the tax lien marked as satisfied.

What if I cannot pay in full by the due date?

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Dekalb County Tax Commissioner’s office accepts partial payments, and taxpayers are welcome to make as many payments as needed to pay off the balance.  However, penalties and interest continue to accrue on the outstanding balance.  Accounts with an outstanding balance after December 31st are subject to a lien.  Therefore, the Tax Commissioner’s office encourages full payment of any outstanding balances as soon as possible.

What is a lien? What are the consequences of a lien?

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When an account becomes delinquent, the Tax Commissioner may issue a tax lien against the property. A tax lien, also known as a FiFa. from the Latin term Fieri Facias, may also be referred to as a tax execution. A tax lien is a claim or encumbrance placed on a property that authorizes the Tax Commissioner or the Sheriff to take whatever action is necessary and allowed by law to obtain overdue taxes. It is also the first step in taking the property to tax sale.

Though the Dekalb County Tax Commissioner’s office does not report information to credit agencies, a tax lien may appear on your credit reports and adversely affect your credit rating. The Tax Commissioner encourages full payment of taxes by the due date.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Who should healthcare providers contact to report a patient infected with COVID-19?

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Healthcare providers who suspect COVID-19 infection in a patient should report them immediately to DPH by calling 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584) and ask for a Medical Epidemiologist.

What information should I have to file a claim in the State of Georgia?

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To file an unemployment insurance claim in the State of Georgia, you should have:

ALL INDIVIDUALS: A copy of your valid government-issued picture identification and Employer Separation Notice, if you were given one. 

PRIOR MILITARY PERSONNEL: At least one of the following: most recent DD-214 Member 4, “orders to report”, “orders of release”, military earnings and leave statement, and/or W-2 form(s) from your most recent military service. 

PRIOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Standard Form 50, Standard Form 8, W-2 form, or pay stubs (if you worked for the federal government at any time during the last 18 months). 

UNION MEMBERS: Union card (if you are a member of a union that assists you in finding employment). 

DISASTER AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS: A copy of your most recently completed income tax return or quarterly estimated income tax payment record(s), if applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and you are self-employed or a farmer. 

NON-CITIZENS: A copy of the front and back of your Employment Authorization Document.

How do I qualify for unemployment insurance benefits in Georgia?

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There are several qualification requirements for UI claims in Georgia, but these three are critical:

  • You must have earned enough money in the base period to set up a claim.
  • You must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • You must be able to work, be available for work, and be actively seeking work each week you claim benefits.

How long must I have worked to establish a claim in Georgia?

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Your claim is based on insured wages earned in the base period, which is the first four of the last five calendar quarters completed at the time you file your claim. You must have earned qualifying wages in at least two of the four quarters in the base period. The total wages in the base period must equal or exceed one and one-half times the wages in the highest quarter. A secondary calculation will be made when the sole reason that a claim cannot be established is the one and one-half times requirement. An alternative base period consisting of the most recently completed four calendar quarters will be used only when a claim cannot be established using the regular base period.

How to Pay Property Taxes Online in the County of DeKalb?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Property Taxes Online here.

How to Renew Vehicle Registration Online in the County of DeKalb?

You can access all the information on how to Renew Vehicle Registration Online here.

How to Check Voter Registration Online in the County of DeKalb?

You can access all the information on how to Check Voter Registration Online here.

How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the County of DeKalb?

You can access all the information on how to Corona COVID-19 Response Online here.

How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online in the County of DeKalb?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online here.

How to Register to Vote Online in the County of DeKalb?

You can access all the information on how to Register to Vote Online here.

How to Apply for Foodstamps Online in the County of DeKalb?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Foodstamps Online here.

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