APPLING, Ga. (AP) - An east Georgia couple had quite a case of sticker shock when they received the tax bill on their $200,000 home.
The Augusta Chronicle reports that a keying error in the Columbia County Tax Assessor's Office resulted in a notice informing them their home was valued at nearly $23 million.
Harry Humbert said he and his wife Annette were startled, thinking their taxes would be more than their house is worth.
The Board of Assessors met Tuesday night to revise the couple's tax bill.
However, the error sent ripples to the local school system, which based its budget on the inflated figure.
School Superintendent Charles Nagle on Tuesday told school board members the revision would cut more than $158,000 from the revenue on which their recently completed budget was based.
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