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.
Tuesday 
  • 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! 


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Nassau County Property Tax Roundup

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

Nassau County Tax Reductions | Property Tax Reductions

Property taxes in Nassau County can be alarming when they pop out of the envelope. If you have been living here for awhile, you know there is a price to pay for the quality of the school systems and the desirable location in which we live. But could hat price be unfair? The answer is most likely yes! Check out what you need to know about the Nassau County property tax system»

What is Property Tax Assessment? 
The Department of Assessment is there to assess your property and determine a tax value that is appropriate for you based on the value of your home. Your property taxes go to things like the school budget and local government to fund projects within the community. We all know property taxes are necessary, but there is no reason to pay a rate that your property doesn't warrant.
How Often Is My Property Assessed? 
The Department of Assessment does annual assessments in January. A new assessment is usually done after the New Year's break and your property's value can rise or fall from previous years based on the market.
How Does Nassau Compare to Other Counties?
Nassau County pays some of the highest property tax rates in the entire country. This is due to a number of different factors including: 
  • School Districts 
  • Average Annual Income 
  • High Average Property Value 
How Does an Assessment Affect My Tax Bills?
Your school district and other tax districts set an annual budget that is reliant upon your property taxes. Whatever tax revenue is needed for the district will be divided amongst homeowners based on their assessed property value. People with a higher property value bear more of the load while those with lower values will bear less. This is where a lot of challenges are won. The assessment of a property is often too high and based on that, a homeowner is expected to pay a rate that might be too high for their income. So we say again, if your property taxes SEEM to high, that means they probably are!  

Here at P.T.R.C. Inc., we have been helping Nassau County homeowners reduce their property taxes for decades. Your district might have taken too much, or your property might have been assessed at a rate that was simply too high. Regardless of the situation, we can help you reduce your property taxes if you fill out this application! 

For more info, call 516-484-0654 or send us an email at info@ptrc.com.