1.Who is the Georgia Association of Assessing Officials (GAAO)?A. The GAAO is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization created to promote integrity & professionalism in assessment administration through education, leadership, and cooperation.2.When was GAAO Established?A. 19483.What is the role of the assessor?A. The assessor is responsible for estimating the value of property, which determines assessed valuation. The assessor does not determine property taxes. Instead, the assessed valuation determines the overall share of taxes to be paid. Because assessment affects property taxes, it is important that assessed value be accurate and fair.4.How can I find out more information about my own valuations?A. You can either contact your county’s Tax Assessors office or click this linkto be redirected to QPublic’s website (Please note: Not every county is on the QPublic platform).5.I have general questions regarding the valuation process, the appeals process and/or when I can file a property return. Where can I find this information?A. The Georgia Department of Revenue’s Local Government Services Division has set up an FAQ page to answer general Real and Personal property questions. You can access this page by clicking this link.6.Can I assess county sales ratio studies?A. Yes. Simply follow this link to the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts website.7.Is the GAAO hiring?A. All organizational and county job opportunities are posted on our job board. You can access this page by clicking on the careers link at the top of the page.8.What are the requirements for becoming an assessing professional? A. Education requirements for county tax officials and staff are listed separately in Georgia statues. You can access the Georgia State Code by clicking this link.