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

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
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»

Organization 
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.