Chattooga Assessors Website
If you received this document in the mail it is because we are of the impression that you own or owned a small plane or other aircraft as of January 1st of the the tax year.
In the State of Georgia small aircraft (whether business or personal) are returned for taxes in the county where the aircraft is "principally hangered or tied down and out of which its flights normally originate".
The form allows for the listing of up to 5 aircraft with avonics and any extra equipment the aircraft might have. Information about the aircraft goes on page 3 (and 4 if necessary). The owner's estimate of what price this craft could reasonably bring on the open market goes on page 2 under "TAXPAYER RETURN VALUE AS OF JAN. 1 THIS YEAR".
If you owned the aircraft January 1st of last year, but sold it before January 1st of this year, then we need you to fill out the small section that starts about 2/3rds of the way down page 3.
If you sold the aircraft ... please fill this section out ! This helps to make sure that the right person gets the tax bill on the aircrat, and that we don't inadvertently bill two different owners for the same craft.
Well, what if I just chunk this thing into the garbage can?!
For several reasons we really wish you wouldn't do that:
Oh yes! The form MUST be signed! Your signature (or the signature of whoever handles these things for you) goes on the bottom of the page. Without a signature, the Department of Revenue tells us, the return is not vaild, which means it may generate a late penalty (if we can't get a signature from you before April 1st), or the aircraft might be treated as Unreturned .... which gets us back to reasons (1) and (2) listed above.
If you need help with the form, call (706) 857-0737 and ask for "Cindy".