Welcome to the Sumter County Tax Commissioner Website

Thank you for visiting the Sumter County Tax Commissioner’s Office Website. Our goal is to provide the best service while following all applicable State laws and local ordinances. The purpose of this site is to answer questions and provide general information to you on taxation in Sumter County, GA. This site does not necessarily cover every aspect of taxation and should not be relied upon as a legal source of information. A small web page cannot cover the many and complex tax laws in Georgia.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free to contact us.
My staff and I will be glad to help you.

Message to You from Sumter County Tax Commissioner, Wilkie Smith

Questions?

Call us at (229) 928-4530
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Latest News

New Interest Rates on all County Property Tax Bills

Georgia Department of Revenue
Notice of Interest Rate Adjustment
Effective Date: January 1, 2023.
Authority: O.C.G.A. §§ 48-2-7, 48-2-35, 48-2-40; Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. r. 560-3-2-.26.

Scope: This Policy Bulletin is being released to publicly announce the interest rate which will apply to interest-bearing refunds and past due taxes for the 2023 calendar year.

Summary: For calendar year 2023, the annual interest rate will be 10.50%, accruing monthly.

Discussion: Georgia law requires that refunds and past due taxes that accrue interest do so at a rate equal to the bank prime loan rate as posted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in statistical release H. 15 or any publication that may supersede it, plus 3 percent, to accrue monthly. Such annual interest rate will be determined for each calendar year based on the first weekly posting of statistical release H. 15 on or after January 1 of each calendar year. In calendar year 2022, the interest rate was 6.25%.