Friday, September 15, 2017

Big Savings for Nassau County Homeowners

When it comes to lowering property taxes on Long Island, there is only one name you can trust-- P.T.R.C. Inc! We have been in the business since 1990 and over that time we have helped people just like you with their outrageous property taxes. Our rule of thumb is; if you think you are overspending, you probably are!



Are You Over Paying? 
The answer to this question is most likely yes. Long Islanders pay some of the highest property taxes in the whole country because of the public school system and property value. What happens a lot is that when the tax rates change, property taxes may not adjust with it and that is where we come in! We want to get you and your family the lowest possible rate allowed by law.

Important Information

  • Property taxes should be reviewed on an annual basis! 
  • There is NO reason to fear a tax increase. Your taxes will not go up because of this process. 
  • Some homeowners are even overpaying by thousands of dollars a year. 
  • Municipalities like Nassau and Suffolk County will only accept grievances ONCE per year. 

No Reduction= No Fee 
Our team of experts comes at no cost to you! We get paid based off of a percentage of your reductions so we are motivated to get you the maximum possible reduction. If your grievance makes it to the Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) there will be a $30 Fee to ensure your claim is heard. We have been very successful at this stage of the process and we have secured MILLIONS of dollars in reductions for your neighbors... so why not for you?

If you are interested in filing a grievance, we have made it fast and easy for you via our website. Everything you need is right there for you and we look forward to lowering your taxes this season.

If there are any further questions, call 516/631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tips to Simplify the Morning Routine

So you want to get out the door at the same time everyday but you don't want to get up any earlier than necessary. How do you accomplish this seemingly impossible feat? The answer is with organization and preparation, kind of like your property taxes! Planning ahead is always your best option»

Think Ahead With Breakfast 
Breakfast is an extremely important meal, but who has time to cook one in the morning? The best thing to do is cut up fruit over the weekend and add that fruit to a waffle, oatmeal or something you can make quickly. It keeps the breakfast meal nutritious but it doesn't force you to get up any earlier! 

Avoid That Snooze Button 
Snoozing your alarm clock always seems like a good idea at the time, but for some reason it never turns out that way. You become more frazzled as a result and then nobody is happy-- especially your boss! Try charging your phone in an outlet that is far away from your bed so that you get to sleep quicker and you actually have to get out of bed if you were going to turn off the alarm. 

Let the Sun Help 
It might be irritating at first, but the first thing you do in the morning should be to open your blinds. If it is a cloudy day, flick on the light to shock your senses! 

Groove Right Through
Having a radio system that is cued to turn on at a certain time is a great way to wake up the house. Music is proven to release positive hormones which also help wake you up from a deep sleep. Tunes also offer a great way to start the day and put you in the right mood for success. 
 
Organize Important Items
Make sure your keys and wallet are in the same place, and make sure this place is easy to find. There is no time to waste on your way out the door and hunting down these items can certainly waste a lot of time.

Now that you have so much extra time, maybe you can fill out your tax grievance application this weekend! We have successfully handled over 260,000 assessments and we want you to add to that number. Let's lower your taxes together! 

If you have any questions, call 516/631- 484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The 2019 Filing Period Has Begun

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 500 
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 484-0654 or (631) 484-0654


property tax reductions| file for grievance

School is back underway, September weather has started to roll in, and you know what that means! It's time to file for tax grievance on Long Island and there is only one place to get your maximum reductions-- PTRC! Our team is eager to get started, but first, we will need you to take the necessary steps to submit your application»

Submit Your Application 
  • Go to our website and submit your application. 
  • Once you are done, you will receive a confirmation email from our team to let you know we have received your application. 
  • Your application will start in the review boards and if we can't get a reduction there, we will go to the Small Claims Assessment Review for appeals. 
  • We will stop at nothing to get you the highest possible reductions! 
Get the PTRC Difference 
We have been in business since 1990 and we have successfully reduced over 260,000 assessments during that time. When the review boards see our name, they know reductions are coming! We have helped families just like yours lower their property taxes to the LOWEST number allowed by law. We only get paid if you do, so our motivation is true! 

Earn Your Reductions
When it is time to get compensated for your reductions, it will come in one of two ways:
  • The reduction can be reflected on your tax bills in which case you would pay your taxes based on the lowered assessed value and thus no refund will be due you.
  • Another method would be that a refund check can be issued for any overpayment of taxes as a result of the reduction.
  •  An additional method can be that a partial adjustment in your assessed value and a partial refund can be issued. A number of factors can influence the method in which the different municipalities reflect/adjust your property tax bill each municipality and reduction can be unique.
Here at P.T.R.C. Inc., we are here to serve you in the best possible fashion. There is NO FEE to file a grievance, and we only get paid if you do. We like to make money too, so let's lower your property taxes together! 

If you have any questions, call 516/631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How to File for Grievance in Nassau County

The calendar will soon flip to September and that means P.T.R.C. Inc. will begin the tax grievance process for yet another season. We have had a very successful past 27 years and over that time, we have reduced over 260,000 assessments for people just like you! It's your turn to file first Nassau County, and here is how you do it:

property tax reductions | tax grievance process

Step 1: Submit Your Application 
  • You should receive a confirmation e-mail once you are submitted. 
Step 2: Assessment Review Commission 
  • Our team will represent you in front of the Nassau County review board where we have seen a lot of success. 
  • Our relationships in the industry are a great benefit to you at this stage! 
Step 3: Small Claims Assessment Review 
  • This is basically the appeals process for claims that are denied at the previous stage. 
  • We win a lot of our cases here! 
  • A $30 Court Filing Fee is required to purchase an Index Number
Step 4: Comparable Market Analysis
  • To win the case here, we will need to provide a comparable analysis that can be used in the appeal process. 
Step 5: Receive Your Reduction 
  • The reduction can be reflected on your tax bills based on the new assessed value. 
  • You can receive a refund check issued for the over payment of taxes. 
  • You can receive a combination of both. 
If you have any questions about the tax grievance process, please call P.T.R.C. Inc. at 516-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Monday, August 21, 2017

What You Need to Know for Back to School Savings

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 500 
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 484-0654 or (631) 484-0654

back to school | shopping savings

Here at P.T.R.C. Inc., we are all about savings. Our main priority is helping you save on property taxes, but why not back to school shopping as well? It's that time of year again and there is no need for big spending. You can pick and choose wisely to make sure you limit your trips to the store and reduce the impact on your wallet: 

Don't Jump the Gun 
Children are easily influenced by their friends and by the people around them. If you buy their new backpack, binders or lunch bag too early in the season, there might be a new trend by the time school starts. This will lead to them wanting new gear and if you aren't tough on them, you'll wind up buying more supplies to satisfy their needs. Wait and let them pick out the one they want to avoid these issues. 

Stay on Track 
Make sure you bring your school list to the store and stick to it pretty religiously. Your child might want additions XYZ, but you need to be stern. It's okay to just take care of the basics first and go back later if they need more of something. If a child is given excess school supplies, they'll find a way to burn through them and sometimes less is more! Teach them how to stretch a dollar! 

Hit the Supermarket 
Places like OfficeMax and Staples will often have deals at this time of year, but you'll get the most bang for your buck at the supermarket. The circulars all have school supply savings this time of year and you can get it all done in one place. Don't bother getting the high end brands either, just getting the knock off notebooks and binders can save you close to 20%. 

Big & Bright 
The problem with school supplies like pencils and pens is that they are lost or lent out too frequently. By the end of September, half their stash is gone and you wind up having to go back to the store to buy more. A little pro tip: Buy them a pen or pencil that is a bright color, has a special design or something memorable about it. They will be more likely to hang onto it. Maybe the logo of their favorite team on it? 

Back to school time means shopping time for Mom and Dad! Once it is all said and done, with the clothes and supplies, we know you're not going to like the bill anyway. So why not get that money back with property tax reductions? 

To file a grievance, visit us on the web or call 516/631-484-0654! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tips to Keep Your Backyard BBQ Pest-Free

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 500 
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 484-0654 or (631) 484-0654


Bugs are an unfortunate part of Summer, especially at this time of year when they have all reproduced and matured. They are likely already in your yard, so there is no reason to entice them even more. Try implementing these tips to help lock down your personal space:

Bug Repellent Sunscreen 
While sunscreen is important and necessary, it is also not the best in terms of pest control. You can add sunscreen and mosquito repellent, but then you are adding so many chemicals to your skin that are going to dry it out. Next time you are looking to SPF, try adding a little lemon eucalyptus oil and mix it in your hands. It actually hydrates your skin and keeps the bugs away!

Use Plate Covers 
Mosquitoes and bugs love a good salty/sweet meal to end their day. Their sense of smell is keen and mosquitoes from miles away can smell a meal like burgers and hot dogs and all congregate to get their share. You have to deny them! Check out these cool plate covers and see how they work for you!

Cover Your Trash Bins

  • Your trash bins can not only be confined by their lids. 
  • A full grown raccoon can knock over a trash bin with ease and then it will be open season on your leftovers. 
  • Take a bungee cord and stretch it across the top of your lid feeding it through the hole. If the hole in the lid is not big enough, just cut it open more with a pocket knife. 
  • Wrap the ends around the handles enough times so that it is completely taut. 
  • Knock your trash bin over while it is empty to make sure your rope is tight enough. 

Clean Up Immediately 
The time to clean up is IMMEDIATELY after you are done eating! Bring an empty trash bin out to your outdoor table and throw everything away once you have finished your plate. The longer it sits, the more time the mosquitoes have to swarm. After you clean the table, wipe it down with WINDEX to eliminate spills and stains that could cause problems later on.

Bugs are annoying, but so are property taxes! Reduce your bug problems and property taxes with some help from the professionals at P.T.R.C. Inc. We'll give you a fly swatter with your reduction check!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Don't Forget About Tax Reductions

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 500 
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 484-0654 or (631) 484-0654

property tax reduction | tax reduction long island

The Summer can be a distracting time. The kids need to be driven all over the place, the vacations set you back and the weather can make you lose track of time. This is completely normal, but once August starts to come to an end, property taxes need to come to the forefront. Here on Long Island, we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to file for grievance and get our taxes reduced by the county. Here is how P.T.R.C. Inc. can help with that process: 

P.T.R.C. Advantage 

  • We have been in business for almost thirty years and the relationships and experience we have accrued are truly invaluable. 
  • We have handled almost a quarter million assessments over our time in business. 
  • We have secured over 1 million dollars in reductions for our clients. 
  • We charge NO FEE for failed challenges. We only get paid if you do. 
  • We will have you paying the lowest possible rate allowed by law.

How to File 

  • Submit an application on our website. 
  • We will present your case to the respective board that oversees your county. (Nassau-- Suffolk) 
  • If your claim is denied at this level, we will take it to the Small Claims Assessment Review board for an appeal. We are very successful at this level. 
  • You will receive your reduction in the form of an altered tax rate, a check for the difference, or a combination of both.

Client Testimonial

"I’m a new homeowner (bought my first house 2 years ago wahoo!!) and decided to try and lower my taxes since during the home buying process I realized how crazy and all over the place taxes were in the same neighborhoods. I decided to send email inquiries to many of the tax reduction companies on Long Island since I had no idea which one to select. I had hired Property Tax Reduction Consultants because I liked how they handled my inquiry. I felt I had some personalized service and that they had answered all of my questions in a timely matter. I just got the results and I am more than pleased. They saved me over $3,000!! I will definitely be using them again and would recommend them to every homeowner." -- Cole M.

If you are interested in earning reductions like the one Cole described here, we can help you in 2017-2018. Our team is eager to get started and we hope you are too! 

Call 516/631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com with any and all questions!