Thanks to a recent law change, forest landowners in Georgia now have another option to consider when it is time to conduct their property tax planning. The change was brought by House Resolution 51 and its enabling legislation (House Bill 85) passed in 2018. A new class of real property–Qualified Timberland Property (QTP)–was created for ad valorem tax purposes. Qualifying forest landowners can start an application beginning in tax year 2020. An unusual feature of this law is that it vests the appraisal of QTP properties with the state and not the county. This would improve uniformity of timberland valuation for ad valorem tax purposes in Georgia.