Tuesday, May 23, 2017

4 Public Beaches to Check Out in Suffolk County

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

Long Island Activities | Suffolk County Beaches

Keep calm Long Island, Memorial Day Weekend is only a few short days away. A lot of people are going to flock to the east end this weekend, so we wanted to give you some more secluded spots to check out. Enjoy your fun in the sun-- and some clouds :(!

East Hampton Main Beach 
Ocean Ave 
East Hampton, NY 11937
  • You need a permit to access this beach, but they are cheap to acquire and it is a relatively simple process. 
  • Because of the distance to the city and relatively hidden location of this beach, it is rather secluded for a Long Island beach. You'll still won't to show up early though! 
  • Parking is right up against the beach so there will be no long hauls for you and your family. 
  • Have a great Memorial Day in East Hampton! 
Cooper's Beach 
268 Meadow Ln 
Southampton, NY 11968
  • Parking costs at Cooper's are not going to be cheap, but it is a great place to spend an entire weekend this Summer. 
  • If you're a surfer and adventurous type, the waves at Cooper's are sure to impress you. 
  • Chair rentals, umbrella rentals and fresh showers are available and a club house that provides one of the best lunches you will ever have. 
Cupsogue Beach Hut 
906 Dune Rd 
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
  • If you are a wildlife lover, sometimes the harbor seals will come here to feed and it is amazing to watch! 
  • Relatively cheap parking and good rental prices make the Beach Hut the perfect spot for all of you east enders. 
  • Food, drinks, live music and a great time are available every Summer weekend and it is a great place to go for a night out! 
Robert Moses State Park
600 Robert Moses State Pkwy
Babylon, NY 11702
  • The $10 Entrance Fee is nothing compared to the fun you are going to have at Robert Moses. 
  • It's almost smack dab in the middle of the island, which makes it more accessible for our Nassau County friends. 
  • It isn't as crowded as Jones Beach and it provides a lot of the same amenities.
  • Robert Moses officially opens on Memorial Day Weekend! 
Enjoy your holiday weekend and the beginning of your Summer! While you are enjoying some fun and the sun, remember how luck you are to live on a place like Long Island. But also remember, this lifestyle comes with a price and sometimes that price is TOO high! 

For property tax reductions on Long Island, call P.T.R.C. Inc. at 516/631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

P.T.R.C. Inc. Talks Yankees & Mets

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

The MLB season is still only a few weeks old but we are already starting to see our hometown teams trending in different directions. Surprisingly, the New York Mets have been the more prominent team the last two seasons, but order seems to have been restored in 2017. The Yankees are one of the best teams in the MLB and the Mets can't seem to get out of their own way. Let's see if they can turn it around and give us Long Islanders another fun summer at Citi Field. Here is a brief roundup to get you caught up»

The New York Yankees 
The Yankees have had just about everything go right for them to this point in the season. They are in first place in the A.L East at 23-13 and their home record of 13-6 ties them for the most home wins in the league. They have been carried by the spectacular clutch hitting of Aaron Judge, their young yet massive right fielder. They have also seen some of their veterans turning back the clock to produce early in the season. C.C Sabathia has been brilliant and Chase Headley returned from an awful 2016 season to be one of the leaders on this very young team. Have you gotten out to see the Bronx Bombers yet this season? If not, here is their upcoming schedule»

The New York Mets 
Murphy's Law certainly applies to this years New York Mets. What can go wrong, has gone wrong and they can't seem to dig their way out of the hole. They have lost Noah Syndegaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Travis D'arnaud, Lucas Duda, Steven Matz, Matt Harvey. Asdrubal Cabrera and Seth Lugo all for a significant amount of time at one point this season. The only bright spot on the team has been young center fielder Michael Conforto who some experts said might not even make the team this season. The Mets are currently 16-22 and looking for anything to get them started again. Here is a look at their upcoming schedule» 

Take a break and enjoy yourself this weekend, tax season is over and the sun will be shining. Thank you to all of our clients and employees for making this another successful property tax reduction season!

Monday, May 15, 2017

What to Do If You Missed Out on Property Tax Reductions

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

property tax reductions| Long Island Grievance Deadline

The property tax reduction season has ended in Suffolk County and that means it is the end of yet another successful year here on Long Island. Our team is hard at work collecting and analyzing those Suffolk County grievances and we hope you all have a chance to see the results you desire. Here are some things to try if you missed out on tax reductions this year»

Sulk/ Be Mad at Yourself 
There are a variety of different ways to cope with missing out on your property taxes. Some are more acceptable than others and we strongly advise against going into a depressive state. You certainly should have listened to our MANY warnings about the grievance deadline, but there is always next year! We have been in the business for over thirty years and every season we try to get better. Whether that means bringing on new employees or researching new outlets for reductions, we will not let anything get in between us and earning the best possible reductions for our clients.
Budget Tips 
Missing out on tax reductions doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the savings. There are a variety of different ways you can save on utilities throughout the Summer. Here are just a few: 
  • Changing air filters will allow your unit to use 30% less energy during the summer months. 
  • Open windows at night ONLY to naturally lower the temperature in your home. 
  • Placing ice in front of a fan will allow for spot cooling and less air conditioner use. 
  • Brush your teeth in the shower during the Summer to save clean water. 
  • Start a family change jar and save up for a small family vacation at the end of Summer! 
Come Back Strong Next Year 
The only thing we can say to those people who missed out on property tax reductions in Nassau and Suffolk County is... better luck next year! Your property value will be reassessed and whatever that number is has an opportunity to come down with the right help. At Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we are the help you need and over the years, we have been VERY successful in earning reductions here. In fact, we have secured MILLIONS of dollars for our clients and we want you to come get a piece of the pie. 

If you have any questions about the property tax reduction process on Long Island, feel free to call P.T.R.C. Inc. at 516/631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Monday, May 8, 2017

One Week Left to File Suffolk County

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

There are only 7 days, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes and 604,800 seconds until the Suffolk County tax grievance deadline. If you haven't already filed, this might be the best time to do it. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Quick Reminders 
  • Filing a property tax grievance is absolutely risk-free. If you don't get a reduction during the review period, you will not be charged and we will also leave with nothing. 
  • We get paid based on a percentage of the reduction you earn. No reduction results in no pay for our team. 
  • You can fill out an application on our website today! 
  • The Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) is the next step if you don't earn a reduction right off the bat. There is a $30 Fee to purchase an index number at this level, but it will guarantee your case to be heard. 
  • We will handle ALL the paperwork. 
  • We have been doing this for over THIRTY years and we have earned MILLIONS of dollars in reductions for our clients. 
  • There is no better team on Long Island! 
Suffolk County Deadline 
Suffolk County is a little bit different than Nassau County. We have to manually submit your applications so we will be cutting off the deadline a little earlier than the 16th. Get your applications done today to be safe! 
What To Expect 
The process takes awhile for both Nassau and Suffolk County and filing now will make you eligible for reductions in 2018. Just to clear up any confusion on that. If the review boards grant you a reduction, you can receive the reduction in a number of different ways: 
  • You'll pay your taxes based on the lower assessed value that the courts determined. 
  • A refund check could be issued for the over-payment of taxes.  
  • A partial refund check and a partial adjustment could be issued as well. Think of it as a half and half. 
If you have a question about the property tax grievance process, call 631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mexican Restaurants to Try on Cinco de Mayo

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

It's time for a Fiesta Long Island! Cinco de Mayo is here and it falls on a Friday this year so the party is definitely on. Whether you are going out with a spouse or a group of friends, there are plenty of options for you all across the island. We aren't the Domincan Republic or Cuba, but this island knows how to do Latin American cuisine like the pros!

Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine 
211 Smithtown Blvd. Nesconset, New York 
Do you like live music, dancing and a great fiesta? If so, Maria's is going to be your spot on the 5th day of May! They have a delicious authentic Mexican menu including Tapas and Latin American dishes that will make you feel like you're on vacation. If this is going to be a night where you Uber home, they also have a great assortment of drink specials that includes mojitos, margaritas and basically anything with tequila in it! Have a great time!
Del Fuego
St. James- Babylon- Patchogue 
Holy Guacamole! This delicious Tex-Mex destination has three locations all throughout Long Island so you won't have to go very far to celebrate the holiday. Their Happy Hour specials are a can't miss, but get there early, they're going to fill up quick. If you're looking for a dining experience, we would HIGHLY recommend splitting a guacamole to start. It's fresh, delicious and better for you than a giant quesadilla. But if you want the giant quesadilla, it is also amazing and we are NOT going to judge you!
Besito Mexican Restaurant 
Huntington- Roslyn- West Islip
If you're looking for a more quaint dining experience on this holiday, this is the place for you. The service is top notch, the food is unreal and the experience has a very classy feel. If you're looking for something to start you off, try the Queso Fundido and tell us you have tasted something better. Their menu items are certainly not boring and this outside the box thinking earned them Best of Long Island honors. If Cinco de Mayo falls on date night, this is the perfect place to take your special someone.

Here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, our team is dedicated to getting you the reductions you deserve no matter what day of the year it is. Cinco de Mayo means it is almost the end of Suffolk County property tax season and there is almost no time left to file for grievance!

If you have any questions, call P.T.R.C. Inc. at 631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com for more information. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Suffolk County History Lesson

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

Suffolk County History| Suffolk County Tax Reductions

Suffolk County and Nassau County could both be their own states if you went by population alone. This island is home to millions of New Yorkers, each with their own story. But do you know the story of the county that you call home? Here is how Suffolk County came to be»
  • Did you know that Suffolk County is roughly 1,000 square miles and it actually makes up 2/3 of Long Island? 
  • Did you know that even though Suffolk County is geographically bigger, it has significantly less citizens? 
  • We all know Long Island is not very wide, but did you know Suffolk County is only 26 miles wide at its widest point? From sound to shore only 26 miles-- wow!
  • The first humans to inhabit the Long Island are were the Algonquins roughly 10,000 years ago! In the 17th century, the Dutch arrived and claimed the land as their own. There were roughly 6,000 Native Americans here at that time. 
  • In the 1670's, The Duke of York appointed Thomas Dongan to be the governor. He established Suffolk County as one of the 12 original counties in the Province of New York. 
  • During the Revolutionary War Era, colonists who fought for the rebels would use the north shore of Suffolk County to transmit messages to Connecticut. On a clear day, you can see the coast of Connecticut relatively easily. 
  • The University of Stony Brook opened in 1962 and that solidified Suffolk County as a true destination for families and scholars alike. 
  • Today Suffolk County is home to 1.4 million residents and we are all proud Long Islanders! Suffolk is somewhat peaceful compared to Nassau County which has a more tightly packed, city-feel to it. 
Somewhere along the line property taxes started to make living on Long Island much more difficult. We want to relieve that burden as much as we can by giving you an opportunity to reduce your property taxes with P.T.R.C. Inc. 

If you have any questions about the tax grievance process, call us at 631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com for more information!  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

TWO Weeks Left to File Suffolk County

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

Suffolk County Deadline | Property Tax Grievance

It has been a very long and grueling tax season, but your job isn't finished yet. Whether you were happy or sad about your initial returns, there is still opportunity to save for Suffolk County homeowners. Our team is waiting for your application and we can't wait to work with you to achieve the best possible results! 

Benefits of Filing With P.T.R.C. Inc. 
When you choose to file with P.T.R.C. Inc., you are putting your trust in a company with a proven track record. Our team features members that truly care about their clients and they have no reason not to give you their very best. They ONLY get paid if they earn you a reduction-- no reduction equals no pay. This lowers the risk on your end and it makes us that much more motivated to provide top quality service. We have been at it for over 30 years and our relationships in the industry grow stronger each and every tax season. When you work with P.T.R.C. Inc., you're going to sit in first class for the entire ride!
A Lot Can Happen in Two Weeks 
The Suffolk County Deadline is closing in and we don't want you to miss out on your chance to earn a reduction. The weather is getting nicer, the Hampton Beaches are drawing you in and the days all seem to be a little more jam packed. Filing on our website is not going to take long, and we assure you that you aren't going to regret it. There is ZERO risk involved and we have been very successful with the Suffolk County review boards. 
Bolstering the Summer Budget
May is here and school will be out before you know it. If you have a few years of parenting under your belt, you know it would be dumb to not give your kids a plan for the Summer. Get them out of the house and active with Sports Camps, Day Camps and other Summer activities right here on Long Island. Here are some of our favorite day camps for your little ones: 
If you have any questions about the grievance process or what we do here at P.T.R.C. Inc,, please feel free to call 631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com! 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Suffolk County Tax Grievance Overview

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

Property Tax| Tax Grievance Deadline

Once this weekend flies by like they all seem to, you'll have only two weeks left to file a tax grievance in Suffolk County. We don't charge ANY fee for filing-- we only get paid if we are successful in earning you a reduction. There is no risk in trying and we have so many client success stories to share from Long Islanders just like you. Here is how the process works» 

Step 1:
Submit your signed application at www.ptrc.com!
Step 2: P.T.R.C. Inc. will represent you in front of the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) in Suffolk County. We have over 30 years of experience with the members of these review boards. 
Step 3: If we can't earn a reduction here, we will take your application to the Small Claims Assessment Review where we have been VERY successful in the past. 
Step 5: To file at the SCAR level, you'll need to purchase a $30 court filing fee that will guarantee your case is going to be heard. 
Step 6: We will provide a Comparable Market Analysis and the best team of property tax disputers that you are going to find. We will never be under prepared! 
Step 7: Once we have successfully obtained a reduction, you will be compensated in one of the following ways: 
  • The reduction can be seen on your tax bills. You'll pay based on the new assessed value which will be lower than your existing one. 
  • You'll receive a refund check to compensate the extra payments you made on previous property tax values. 
  • The final method is a blend of the previous two. You might receive a refund check and a lowered value just split into two different payment methods. 
We have been in the property tax business for over thirty years. We are already having a very successful run in Nassau County and we want that to continue for our Suffolk County clients. Don't forget to submit your applications this weekend so we can both have a chance to earn some money. Let's do this! 

For more information, call 631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quick Ways to Combat Spring Allergies

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

The Spring is a time for optimism here on Long Island. You have the Summer restaurants and stores opening their doors for the season and before you know it, the beaches will be open for business! This all sounds amazing, but for people with allergies, Spring is one of the most frustrating times of year. For all of our allergy-ridden clients, we want to provide you with some relief»

Allergy Season | Property Tax Reductions

Don't Be Overanxious 
We know you were trapped outside all Winter, but just because there is nice weather outside doesn't mean you should be out all day. The early morning hours are when pollen counts are the highest and windy days tend to affect people with allergies more harshly. Know your body and stay inside on windy days if you know how pollen affects you.
Don't be Stubborn 
Antihistamines do a great job at blocking your bodies response to allergies and you NEED to take them as advised. Some people will start and never finish, or even worse, they never even start in the first place. These medications are not going to correct your allergies, but they'll make them a lot more bearable.
Take Preventative Measures 
It's just like we say with property taxes-- it's better to get it done early! You don't want to wait for an allergy attack to do something about your symptoms. You want to start taking your allergy medicine at least a week or so before the typical allergy season starts for you. By doing this, you'll help your body prepare itself for the pollen and allergens to come!
Go Natural 
There are some natural and herbal methods that will help ward off allergens as well. Studies have shown that a Chinese herbal formula known as Biminne is showing promise as it pertains to allergies. One study said that people taking Biminne five times a day for twelve weeks still felt the benefits a year later! Does that sound like something your coughing and sneezing might be interested in?

Once you have had enough of the coughing and sneezing, get yourself to our website so you can earn a property tax reduction. The deadline in Nassau County has already passed and now we turn our sights to Suffolk. You have less than THREE weeks left to file and we are anxiously awaiting your applications!

For more information, call 631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Five of the Most Famous Long Island Natives

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

Long Island is a tight knit community that sticks together through thick and thin. We love to see our own succeed and for such a small area, we have quite the track record when it comes to famous locals. There are singers, actors, athletes, businessmen/businesswomen and a bunch of others that we have to be proud of! These five are some of the most well known Long Island natives»

Billy Joel | Property Tax Grievance

Judd Apatow
Born and raised in Syosset, Apatow became famous in the film industry for his work with Anchorman, The Cable Guy, The 40- year Old Virgin and This is 40-- for the record, those are all very funny movies. He has also worked as a television writer on shows like Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared and Girls. He is one of the most well known comedy writers in the entertainment industry.
Billy Joel
Perhaps the most iconic Long Island native, the Piano Man himself was born and raised in Hicksville during the 1960's. Joel is one of the most decorated recording artists of all time with hits like Piano Man, New York State of Mind, Ballad of Billy the Kid and others which reference his Long Island roots. Billy closed down the Nassau Coliseum in 2013 and Shea Stadium in 2009.
Alec Baldwin 
Alec and his brothers Daniel, Billy and Stephen were born in Amityville and Massapequa during the 1960's. They are well known for their acting work, but Alec rose to stardom for his acting in movies like Pearl Harbor and The Aviator. He has also been seen in T.V Shows like 30 Rock!
Craig Biggio 
Biggio is arguably one of the best players from the modern era of baseball and he played right here at Kings Park High School. Biggio is one of only a hand full of players with 3000 hits and he is soon to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a 7 time MLB All Star!
Jim Brown
Brown was born in Georgia, but he was raised on Long Island and attended Manhasset High School. Many know Brown for his outstanding football career, but did you know that he is also considered one of the greatest lacrosse players of all time? He stayed in New York for college at Syracuse University, but he played professionally in Cleveland for 12 seasons.

If you have aspirations to make it big like these stars, you're not going to do it with your property taxes at their current price. You're going to have to lower them to free up some financial space for your future! If you have any questions about the tax grievance process in Suffolk County, call 631-484-0654 or email INFO@PTRC.COM.  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Suffolk County Deadline is Approaching!

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

Nassau County property tax reductions are in the works and our staff is picking away at the numbers to see where they can earn reductions for our clients. With that being said, we are still taking applications for our Suffolk County clients, but you are quickly running out of time. There are only twenty-eight days left to file folks! 

28 Days to File 
There are just four weeks left to file in Suffolk County and now that Easter and Passover have concluded, crunch time has officially arrived. We are already receiving a high number of applications and we are certainly going to have our work cut out for us. Please do yourself a favor and get those applications in sooner rather than later so you can get it out of your hair and onto our desks. We will handle the rest!
Famous Number 28's 
  • Adrian Peterson- Peterson, one of the greatest running backs in NFL History, was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2007. He has become well known for his ability to bounce back from injury and do things that simply seem non-human. His work ethic resembles that of our P.T.R.C. Inc. staff; relentless and persistent! 
  • Marshall Faulk- Faulk was known for his ability to both run and catch passes. A true dual threat that up until that point, had never been seen before. We like to consider ourselves somewhat of a dual threat. We will get you the reductions you desire and we will provide great customer service all at the same time. We are the total package! 
Grievance Process Overview
  • The first step in the process is submitting your signed application to P.T.R.C. Inc. 
  • In Suffolk County, we will represent you in front of the Board of Assessment Review with your application. 
  • If we are unsuccessful at this stage, it's not going to be a problem. We can then take your application to the Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) where we have earned numerous reductions in the past. 
  • We will prepare all of your information and do a Comparable Market Analysis to use during the appeal process. 
  • We have been in the business for over 27 years and our relationships in the industry help us earn reductions for our clients! 
If you have any questions about the grievance process, we would be more than happy to answer them. For more information, call 631-484-0654 or email Info@PTRC.Com with your concerns. You will get a response back shortly! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips from the Pros

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

Spring Cleaning| Tax Reductions| Tax Season

Early Spring is tax season, and here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we know how hectic these days can be. Your property taxes are in good hands with our experts, but now it is your turn to step up to the plate. You need to get that house of yours in tip top shape so you can enjoy it to the fullest extent come Summer time. Here are some key areas to pay attention to»

One Step At a Time
The most important thing to remember is that pace is the key to success. If you try and get too much done in one day, you'll feel disappointed if you fall short. Set realistic goals for day one, day two and so on and so forth. Doing it this way allows for a deeper clean and you'll have greater satisfaction when the job is complete.
Curtain Call
Curtains are usually the buffer in between outdoor and indoor air throughout your home. This position leaves them vulnerable to dust and debris build up that you need to manage if you want allergen-free air. Cotton curtains can be washed the same way you would wash delicates, but don't forget to take out the hooks!
Deter Pests
Keeping a tidy home is automatically going to lower your risk for pest infestation, but during the Spring you should take it a step further. Get inside of your drawers and wipe them down with disinfectant to get rid of crumbs and eliminate a free meal for the neighborhood pests. This will also give you the opportunity to go in and eliminate the contents of your drawers that are unnecessary.
Deep Clean the Fridge
Take everything out of your fridge to start. Throw away any expired items and separate the leftovers into groups. Once this is complete, remove refrigerator drawers and soak them with soap and warm water in the sink. After they're washed and dried, place them back in and neatly restock the fridge in the groups you have designated.
Change HVAC Filters
Your HVAC system doesn't get much of a break here on Long Island. It goes right from the warming days of March to the cooling days of May, which makes April the perfect month to perform maintenance. Remove the filters from the unit and take them to the hardware store with you. Buy the same exact size filters and install them in your unit for cleaner Spring air!

We keep a pretty tight ship around here, but we are not claiming to be the cleaning experts by any stretch of the imagination. We just wanted to give our clients and readers some tips to help while they wait for their reductions to come in. If you have any property tax questions for us in the meantime, feel free to reach out at 631-484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com!

Monday, April 10, 2017

What Motivates Suffolk County Homeowners to File?

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

It's Motivation Monday and our team is feeling extra giddy as the Suffolk County deadline is nearly one month away. It's getting down to crunch time and this is when the hard work we have been putting in is going to really pay off. We only get paid based on the amount of reductions we earn, so you know we are motivated! But what motivates you? 

History of Excellence 
All of the same service we discussed during the Nassau deadline applies here! Our team is dedicated to earning reductions in both counties and their relationships with the different review boards improves our clients chances greatly. Nassau and Suffolk have similar review processes, but they are unique and need to approached with a different plan of attack. We have mastered that plan here at P.T.R.C. Inc. and our team acts it out every single year to earn millions in reductions for our clients. Be sure to fill out an application before the May 16th deadline!
Suffolk Success 
Since 1990, our team has been learning and executing reductions in Suffolk County for thousands of different clients. Whether you save one thousand dollars, or five thousand dollars, we are confident in our ability to get you at least paying less. We do NOT get paid unless you earn a reduction, which motivates us even more to get you the lowest possible rate. We aren't happy unless you are! 
Budget Benefits 
We don't play any favorites. We love Nassau and Suffolk County the same amount, but the Suffolk deadline is definitely a little sweeter. You can file in mid-May when you are preparing your Summer budget and it's exciting to know you'll likely have a little more to work with. That means more time at the wineries, more concerts, baseball games or whatever your heart desires. There is NO cost to file, and we only get paid if you earn a reduction, so what have you got to lose? Fill out an application on our website today! 

If you have any questions about the grievance process, we would be more than happy to help! Just call 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. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Our Favorite Suffolk County Restaurants

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

At Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we help you lower your taxes so you have more money to go out and enjoy yourself. If you want to really, really enjoy yourself, these Suffolk County restaurants are perfect for any occasion»

Ciao Baby
Favorite Item: Rice Balls! 
This family style Italian restaurant is perfect for your Sunday afternoon family get together. They feature a wide array of seafood, poultry, steaks, pastas, pizzas and much more. They feature a delicious weekday lunch special for $12 that has become a hit for business people in the area. Oh, and don't forget ladies night every Thursday!
Vintage Steakhouse
Favorite Item: NY Strip Steak 
This high end steakhouse in St.James is perfect for the milestones in your relationship. With delicious wines and quality steak & seafood to grace your plate, this place is sure to be a hit on your next date night. But be careful, there is a business causal dress code that is strictly enforced.
Argyle Grill and Tavern
Favorite Item: Chicken Cardinal 
This spot has been here on Long Island since the early 1940's, but back then it was known as John's Bar. It later became Stillman's in the early 1990's, where it became famous for it's food, wine and spirits. Once it became Argyle's, the limits were endless for this Babylon treasure.
H20 Seafood & Sushi Grill 
Favorite Item: Tornado Rolls 
Suffolk County is lucky enough to have two H2O locations, one in Smithtown and one in East Islip. They feature a variety of different seafood, steak and sushi items, with sushi being their calling card. We're not kidding about these Tornado Rolls, they are incredible.

Don't have too much fun and forget your property tax grievance applications. The deadline for Suffolk County residents is May 16th, and be careful, because it is closer than it seems. You can fill out your application on our website and call 631-484-0654 or email Info@ptrc.com with any questions. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Property Tax Reduction Tips for Suffolk County

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

Taxes on Long Island are well documented and tax reductions have been in the news a lot lately. The Nassau County deadline was pushed back multiple times due to Winter Storm Stella, and a mishap in the application collection process. Now that that is behind us, we look forward to a successful Suffolk County season and the time to file is now! You don't want to miss the May 16th deadline and regret it later on. Here is what you need to know»

Keeping all your ducks in a row is crucial when it comes to property taxes and taxes in general. If the taxes increased or decreased in your area, that is something you should have been informed about. Your property taxes are assessed based on the size and value of your property and the school district that you live in. Make sure you have all the right information and if you feel you're being overcharged compared to your neighbors, there's no harm in filing a grievance!
Be Assertive! 
Playing off of the last tip, if you feel you're being overtaxed, it's your right to say something! The way you speak up is through Property Tax Reduction Consultants and our team can get you the lowest rate allowed by law. Too often people will call us with questions about their property taxes and they later tell us that they have never filed a grievance. Make sure you file this season! 
Ask Questions 
Our team has over thirty years of experience in the Long Island Property Tax game and this experience gives us the ability to answer almost any question you have for us. Feel free to call our customer service team at 631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com and we will get back to you ASAP.
File With the Best
The team at P.T.R.C. Inc. has quite the track record. We don't like to gloat, but our team has secured millions of dollars in reductions over our almost THIRTY years in the business, We have developed relationships with the review boards that are extremely beneficial to our clients. And the best part is, if you don't receive a reduction, there is ZERO cost to you. We only get paid when you get paid. File your grievance with us today!

We are Long Island's premiere property tax reduction service and we are not going to settle until you have the MAXIMUM reduction allowed by law. Call 631-484-0654 with any questions you might have for the team. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

What's Happening Between Now and the Suffolk County Deadline

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

Early Spring is one of our favorite times of year here on Long Island. The rush of Nassau County tax season is behind us and the weather is starting to remind us of why we live here in the first place. We didn't sign up for double blizzard winters and temperatures in the twenties and thirties. But there isn't much time t rest! The Suffolk County deadline is approaching and all of these fun events are just going to cause distractions»

NCAA Basketball Championship 
With just FOUR teams remaining in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, it is time to see who is worthy of the crown. Will it be the perennial powerhouse Tar Heels of North Carolina? Or the Cinderella Gamecocks of South Carolina? Maybe even the Ducks or the Zags? Regardless of who wins the crown, we will all be watching and that is time taken away from tax reductions. Make sure you get your applications in BEFORE the Final Four next weekend.
Easter/ Passover 
Long Island is a very religiously diverse area and this time of year is filled with religious celebration. Whether you celebrate Easter or Passover, there are multiple dates leading up to the big celebration that can eat up a lo of your time. Not to mention, all the actual eating of course! It's easy to get lost in all the preparation so what better time than now to start the Suffolk County reduction process. 
Earth Day 
Our planet is all we have, without it we are nothing, and at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we celebate the earth 365 days a year. Whether you choose to recycle, plant a tree or clean up the ocean, this is a day to give back to mother nature. 
Mother's Day
The women who brought us into this world deserve much more than one day, but we celebrate them on Sunday, May 14th. Many choose a nice brunch, barbecue or simply family get together, but all moms really want is to get the whole family together. But wouldn't it be nice to get her a nice reduction on her expensive Suffolk County Property Taxes? Fill out her Mother's Day gift here» http://bit.ly/2jZJpxR

If you have any questions about the Suffolk County Grievance Process, our friendly customer service staff would love to help you! Call in your questions at 631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com if you would prefer that method. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The First Full Day of Spring on Long Island!

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

Today is the first full day of Spring on Long Island and as we shake off the aftermath of Stella, the grass will start to get greener! The nice weather brings out the best in Long Islanders and we love to see everyone out and about. If you're looking for some great ways to kick off Spring this weekend, try one of these Long Island classics»  

Old Westbury Gardens 
Adults $10 
Seniors $8 
Ages 7-17 $5 
6 and Younger FREE
The Old Westbury Gardens are a Long Island landmark and their beautiful sights and scents have been satisfying patrons for decades. There are running trails for the fitness junkies, rose gardens for the romantics and playgrounds for the young ones. It's a great way to spend a beautiful Spring day on Long Island.
Entry Fee $13 
Is your child an animal lover? If so, White Post Farms is a great place to spend a Saturday exploring. There's a family petting zoo, bird aviary, playgrounds, train rides and all kinds of family entertainment. Whether you have an hour to kill or a whole day to wander, White Post is sure to leave your child smiling. 
Adults $49 
10-11 $44 
7-9 $39 
Have a taste for the wild side? This Adventure Park in Wheatley Heights is good for people of all skill levels and not for those with a fear of heights. There are dozens of treetop trails that range from introductory to advanced and the adventure is waiting for you today!  
Entry Fee $27.99
With over 20 different rides, concessions, carnival games and more, Adventureland has become a staple of fun for kids on Long Island. A new coaster will enter the park this Spring; a caterpillar racer that fits four people to a car and spins 360° while it races down hill. Definitely not for those with a weak stomach. 

If you live in Suffolk County and tax reductions are part of your Spring plans, look no further than the property tax experts at P.T.R.C. Inc. You can fill out an application on our website and we will handle the rest! 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Winter Storm Stella Latest

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

A blizzard in March is not very common, perhaps that is why Winter Storm Stella is receiving so much buzz. That, and the fact that she is going to bring nearly two feet of snow and wind gusts of up to 50mph. We wish you and your family a safe snow day and we remind you that there are only FIVE days left to file a tax grievance in Nassau County! 

Monday Evening
  • Snow will begin to develop in the late Monday hours. 
  • It could come in as sleet or freezing rain and turn to snow as the night goes on. 
  • Rates could be high at 1-2 inches per hour.
  • Rates could be as high as 1-4 inches per hour on the North Shore. 
  • Blizzard conditions expected in coastal regions. 
  • Road, railway and air traffic expected to be suspended Tuesday morning. 
  • Gusts of 40-50 mph sporadically throughout the morning. 
Tuesday Evening 
  • Snow moves deeper into the New England area. 
  • Gusty winds will continue, but snow will begin to tamper off. 
  • Light snowfall could continue into Wednesday, but the worst is over! 
Deadline Extension
Nassau County legislators decided to move the deadline for property tax grievances from March 10th to March 17th because of the storm. While shoveling is going to be a pain, the extension could be a blessing in disguise for those of you who took your time on the application. But this will be your last chance. Submit your application today! 

If you have any questions about the tax grievance process, call 516-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com for more information.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Another Nassau County Deadline Extension

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

Nassau County Deadline- Property Taxes

Attention Nassau County homeowners, there has been another extension of the tax grievance deadline from March 10th to March 17th. Nassau County legislators cite the impending snow storm as the reason for the change. But regardless of the reasoning, this means another break for those of you who decided to wait until the last minute to file. Don't make the same mistake again, file your property tax grievance with P.T.R.C Inc. today!

Luck of the Irish 
If you believe in luck, this is the best case scenario for you and your grievance. The deadline is now March 17th, which also happens to be St. Patrick's Day. But while that might seem lucky, you don't want to get caught up in the festivities of the holiday and miss your chance to file. That is why we urge you to get those applications in today so you don't have worry. 
The Grievance Process
  • Submit your signed application. 
  • P.T.R.C. Inc. will represent you in front of the Assessment Review Commission in Nassau County. 
  • If we don't receive a reduction here, we will take your grievance to the Small Claims Assessment Review where we have been VERY successful in the past. 
  • Once you receive a reduction, you will either get a refund check in the mail or a reduced ate on your tax bill. Either way, everyone is happy! 
Follow P.T.R.C. Inc. on Facebook 
Just in case there are more changes or updates, we recommend you follow our Facebook page 'Property Tax Reduction Consultants.' We will update you on any further changes and you will also get an inside look at the grievance process in Nassau and Suffolk County. There is no reason not to be caught up with the current news in our industry! 

If you have any questions about the deadline or grievance process, feel free to call our offices at 516-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A History of Taxes in America

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

American Taxes | Tax Reductions

Taxes are a major part of this countries framework and history and they are as old as the nation itself. In fact, they created this country and fueled the revolution that would set it free. Since then, there have been taxes added on both the state and federal level, but also others that have been taken away. With a new President now in office, there are certainly more changes to come, and the tax landscape will evolve just as it has since the birth of the United States. 

When Were Taxes Implemented?
Out of the taxes we still pay today, the Estate tax is by far the oldest. It was implemented in 1797, but it has been repealed and reinstated multiple times throughout the years based on the current state of the nation. In addition to the Estate Tax, we had the Gift Tax implemented in 1924 and Federal Income Tax in 1913. But the 1920's and 1930's were BIG for tax reform. We saw the implementation of Sales Tax in 1921, Social Security Tax in 1935 and numerous others during the closing years of the Great Depression.
Tax Rates Through the Years 
The tax that best represents the big picture is Federal Income Tax. Since being implemented in 1913, the tax has seen major shifts depending on war funding and other external factors. In the beginning, the tax was broken down into brackets based on income so 1% for income $0-$20,000, 2% for $20,000- $50,000 and so on and so forth. This did not come with a filing status like it does today for single or married taxpayers. But in 2009 compared to 1913, the average tax rate rose to almost 35% compared to just an average of 4% in 1913. Quite the difference!  
Tax Challenges Through the Years
Now we are getting down to our bread and butter-- the tax challenges throughout our history. The nation took a turn and made Great Britain notice them when they hurled boxes of tea into Boston Harbor in protest of the tax on tea. Later on in our history, Pennsylvanians refuted the tax on whiskey during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791. Today however, you can refute your taxes peacefully by filing a grievance with P.T.R.C. Inc. We won't be lighting any fires or destroying any offices, but our process is tried and true and we have earned millions in reductions for our clients throughout the years. 

If you have any questions about how to file a tax grievance in Nassau County, call 516-484-0654 or fill out your application here!  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Attention Nassau: Only FOUR Days Left to File

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

tax deadline | Nassau County Grievance

P.T.R.C. Inc. Advantage
Filing for a tax grievance in Nassau County is not a generic, one size fits all ordeal. There are tax reduction consulting firms that have advantages over the others because of their relationships in the industry and the experience on their staff. We certainly have that here at P.T.R.C. Inc. and we would love to tell you why you NEED to file with us: 
  • We have 27 years of experience on our staff and we have developed relationships with the review boards that provide great benefits for our clients. 
  • We have handled over 230,000 successful assessment challenges over the years. 
  • Our grand total of savings for our clients is over One Million Dollars! 
  • Our goal is to get you the lowest possible rate that the law will allow. 
Grievance Process Explained 
  • Submit your signed application. 
  • P.T.R.C. Inc. will represent you in front of the Assessment Review Commission in Nassau County. 
  • If we do not receive a reduction here, we will take your grievance to the Small Claims Assessment Review where we have been VERY successful in the past. 
  • Once you receive a reduction, you will either get a refund check in the mail or a reduced rate on your tax bill. Either way, everyone is happy! 
March 10th Deadline
The grievance deadline in Nassau County was moved from March 1st to March 10th to give homeowners more time to file. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano had this to say: "In an effort to allow taxpayers an opportunity to make sure the assessed value placed on their home or business is accurate, I directed assessment officials to permit a grace period." Take advantage of this 'grace period' and fill out your application today! 

If you have any questions about the grievance process, call our customer service team at 516-484-0654. They would be more than willing to answer any and all of your questions and point you in the right direction. If you prefer email, you can also send us your questions or comments at Info@ptrc.com.  

Friday, March 3, 2017

Only ONE Week Left to File a Grievance

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

Nassau County Deadline- Property Taxes

Hello Nassau County, we have a very important message for you... There is only ONE WEEK left to file a tax grievance and in our industry we call that crunch time. Here's what you need to know» 

The Hectic Work Week
This weekend is absolutely critical for you and your tax reduction opportunity. The Nassau County deadline is March 10th and that means you have this weekend and then FIVE work days until your chance vanishes. We all know how crazy the work week can be with school functions, work, cooking and cleaning-- so let's get these applications done this weekend! Remember, we ONLY charge fr successful cases so there is no reason to not take a chance with P.T.R.C. Inc.  
Lucky Number Seven 
A lot of gamblers and card players refer to the number seven as a 'lucky' number. If you are a believer in superstition, why not get your application in today with SEVEN days left to file? If you really think about it, the right property tax reduction is just as good as winning the slots or a scratch off. It's money you will have that you didn't have before! 
Success Stories 
" I would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for the refund check you sent me. I was having sleepless nights thinking about how I was going to pay multiple bills that were due. Being an 86 year old widow, it is hard to find work and you saved the day! Good health anf happiness to you and yours. God Bless." - Ed
How to File
  • Submit your signed application online and wait for confirmation. 
  • For Nassau County Residents, we will submit your application to the Assessment Review Commission (ARC). 
  • If we don't receive the reduction here, we will take the grievance to the Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) and we have been very successful here. 
  • We will handle all the logistics. The market analysis, the paperwork, the phone calls and any other complications that may arise will be handled by our team of experts. When it comes time for a reduction, you will either receive a deduction on your taxes or a refund check for the money you are owed. 
If you're ready to get started, visit our website to access the Nassau County application. If any questions might come to you later, feel free to reach out to our team by calling 516-484-0654 or send an email to info@ptrc.com. Our team is looking forward to helping you save!