Tuesday, August 2, 2016

3 Quick Tips for Lowering Your Property Tax Bill


Being a homeowner certainly isn't cheap - there are a ton of expenses that come with it! The good news, however, is that there are ways to minimize expenses and reduce costs, so long as you have the right tricks up your sleeve.

Focusing on one of the bigger expenses, today we're here to share some tips on how you can work on lowering your property tax bill - take a look at our recommendations below.

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1. Get your property tax card.
Property tax cards are something that a lot of people overlook, but if you want to ensure that you're paying your fair share in property taxes, you shouldn't! Essentially, your property tax card is filled with information such as your home's square footage, the property size, and features such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms - this (and more) is all used to determine your home's assessed value.

What we're getting at here is that there could be mistakes on your property tax card that have resulted in an inaccurate assessment and potentially higher property taxes. So, you'll want to review yours carefully to check for errors - if any are present, you may be a candidate for some savings.

2. Research the neighborhood.
Do you know how much other homes in your neighborhood have been assessed at? If not, you should. The reason for this is that there is always a chance that you have neighbors whose homes are valued for less than yours despite having more square footage or additional features. By discovering information like this, you can raise questions about your property's value to see if it has been assessed wrong - if it has been, again, you may be a candidate for some savings.

3. Apply for a tax grievance. 
When applications are being accepted (check our website regularly as we'll announce when this is), there's no reason why you shouldn't file a tax grievance - after all, if you don't try, you'll never know! Here at P.T.R.C. Inc., we'll carry out the grievance process on your behalf and represent you in hearings to determine if you are, in fact, eligible for a reduction.

And remember, if you have any questions about the tax grievance process, we would be more than happy to help! Just call (516)/(631) 484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com and one of our friendly customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. 

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