Showing posts with label Property Taxes Long Island. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Property Taxes Long Island. Show all posts

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What Type of Reductions Can I Expect?

There is no telling exactly how much you will receive in property tax reductions. Every case is unique, and every property and neighborhood comes with different challenges. We have handled over 260,000 assessments through the years and we are ready for your application in the 2019 Filing Period. Here is what you can expect:

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How Reductions Work? 
In New York State, your property taxes are assessed on market value and the perceived assessed value of your home. For example, let's say the tax rate in your district is 10% and your home is worth $500,000, you are going to pay $50,000 in property tax. For a $300,000 home it is $30,000, and so on and so forth. You can earn reductions by filing a grievance with P.T.R.C. Inc. and we will handle the rest. Sometimes your properties valued is overestimated and you are paying more in property taxes than you should be!

Our Fee 
The great thing about P.T.R.C. Inc. is we do not get paid unless you do! If the review boards in Nassau or Suffolk County do not grant a reduction, you will not be charged any labor fees. If you do earn a reduction, we take 50% and you keep the rest! That may seem like a lot, but the relationships we have developed in this industry help us succeed more times than not. Success is our middle name here at P.T.R.C. Inc.

Your Neighborhood
There is an awesome tool on our website that lets you research your neighbors properties and look at the reductions they have earned. This helps estimate your reductions and it is great for us to present to review boards when you case comes up. Check it out here!

If you are ready to fill out an application, we have simplified the process for you on our website. Just go to the link and fill in the information and we will be in touch with you shortly.

If you come across any questions, feel free to call 516/631-484-0654 or email!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Big Savings for Nassau County Homeowners

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

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

Important Information

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

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

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

If there are any further questions, call 516/631-484-0654 or email!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tips to Simplify the Morning Routine

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions, call 516/631- 484-0654 or email!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Last Second Reminders for the 2017 Air Show

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

The Jones Beach Air Show has been a Long Island tradition for almost 15 years now. Pilots show us their tricks and we watch in awe as these massive planes fly at speeds we can only imagine. It has become a staple of Memorial Day Weekend here on Long Island and we are excited to see what kind of show they put on. Fly on Thunderbirds»

Memorial Day Weekend- Jones Beach Air Show

Parking/ Admission Information 
  • Parking is $10 and Admission is FREE 
  • Parking lots tend to fill up around 11AM- Be early! 
  • In past years, people have been turned away because parking lots were simply overfilled. 
  • Practice Session begins today at NOON! 
Bags, Backpacks and Coolers 
Bags, backpacks, coolers and items of this nature ARE PERMITTED for this years air show. Keep in mind, they will be thoroughly searched by security and you wouldn't want to ruin a great day by pushing the limits. We would HIGHLY recommend bringing your own chair or blanket to sit on because there is very little seating at the beach. One pro tip we will offer is that less is more. Obviously you want to keep food and drink costs down, but carrying too much is also going to make movement difficult in the crowded park. A chair is a must though!
Bring Your Ear Plugs 
For younger viewers like your children, the sound of these massive jets can be overwhelming. Even some adults will bring earmuffs to at least control the sound a little bit. They won't be Sonic Booming, but if you aren't ready, they can sneak up on you.
No Pets Allowed
There will be Hornets at this year's show, but they are the only animals allowed. Not the stinging bees, but the F-14 Hornets we mean! Your pets wouldn't want to see a show like this anyway, so if they aren't medically approved, just leave them at home!

Share your photos from the event with us on our Facebook page!

If you have any questions about how you can save on property taxes next season, call P.T.R.C. Inc. at 516/631-484-0654 or email   

Thursday, August 11, 2016

How Is a Home's Assessed Value Determined?

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

Home Assessment | Property Value | P.T.R.C. Inc.

You don't have to be too familiar with property taxes to know about a home and property's assessed value (though it helps, as it's a part of the property tax equation) - if you've bought or looked for a home before, then you've probably heard the term. But even if you have heard it and used it in conversation, do you know how it's determined? No worries if not, today we're here to explain it.

Determining a Home's Assessed Value

Look at the comps.
Assessors begin their assessment of a home by taking a look at comps, which are similar properties located nearby one another in the neighborhood. In doing so, they take a look at recent sales to see what the market value is of those similar homes to get an idea of where the neighborhood stands.

Look at the home's features.
According to the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), the size of your home and its layout have a lot to do with its value - things such as square footage, garages, number of rooms, and pools are all important here. If you've ever heard of someone's property value going up due a home improvement, such as a kitchen or bath remodel, this is why - assessors look for things like this!

Consider the economy.
Assessors also take the local economy into consideration when determining what a property is worth. Let's take a look at an example - if the local economy is strong, there may be more job opportunity, which makes that particular neighborhood a more desirable place to live. In this case, the assessed value of a home is likely higher, since there is more demand.

Consider infrastructure.
Nearby infrastructure is also important - if a new highway is being built, the surrounding neighborhood could see increases in property values since transportation and getting from point A to point B is a bit easier.

So why is your property's assessment so important? This is where property taxes come in - your property's assessment is one of the factors considered by local governments and school districts to figure out your property taxes. The official equation for calculating property taxes is your property's assessment X the tax rates for school districts, municipalities, courts and special districts. Thus, if your property's assessment changes at any time, your property taxes could go up or down.

Speaking of property taxes, do you have questions about what you're paying for your Long Island home? If so, contact the experts here at P.T.R.C. Inc.! We've ben specializing in reducing Long Island property taxes since 1990 and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

To get in touch with a member of our team, please call (516) or (631) 484-0654 or email

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 and one of our friendly customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

5 Expenses All New Homeowners Should Be Aware Of

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

Before setting out to buy a house, one of the most obvious things to do is sit down and figure out where you stand financially and determine what you can afford - here, you'll take into consideration things like estimated mortgage payments, insurance, and property taxes.

However, although these are some of the "big" expenses, there are several others that must not be forgotten, as they too have a large impact on what becomes realistic for you. To help you ensure that you're looking for homes that are within your budget (remember - you don't want to take on too much and become "house poor"), we've listed out some additional expenses all homeowners should be aware of below.

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Your utility bills include things like electricity, water, and gas. Even if you're already living in your own home, don't assume that what you pay in utilities now will transfer over exactly to your new home - if it has more square footage, expenses may go up as there is more space to heat and cool throughout the year (just as an example).

It would be pretty hard to live without TV and WiFi these days! If you'll be using the same provider for your new home as you were in your last home or apartment, you can likely estimate your future cable expenses pretty well. But, if you plan to add additional TVs and cable boxes or upgrade your WiFi, you should prepare for a change in costs.

This one is especially important for you to know if you're going from renting to buying. Of course there are some homeowners who choose to eliminate landscaping costs by doing the work themselves, but even in that case it still becomes your responsibility to purchase the tools and materials needed to take care of your yard.

Even if the home you buy is not a fixer-upper, keep in mind that things like the roof and HVAC system won't last forever. If you choose a home where you know repairs will be needed sooner rather than later, you'll need to make room in the budget beforehand so that you aren't scrambling to save and cover such costs right after moving in.

Homeowner Association Fees
If you're hoping to purchase a home in a community, especially one with amenities such as a swimming pool, fitness center and clubhouse, there may be a homeowner association fee required to cover costs such as ground maintenance - this fee may be monthly, quarterly or yearly.

If you're getting ready to start house hunting, don't forget to consider these costs when coming up with your budget. And as you do so, a good trick is to even overcompensate for some of these expenses so that you're prepared financially in case something should surprise you down the road.

Since 1990, P.T.R.C. Inc. has been specializing in reducing property taxes for Long Island homeowners. As one of the leaders in property tax challenges on Long Island, P.T.R.C. Inc.'s mission is to ensure that clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. For more information, call (516) or (631) 484-0654 or email

Friday, July 8, 2016

How Are Property Taxes Calculated?

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

Being a homeowner comes with the responsibility of taking on a ton of different expenses - mortgages, mortgage insurance, electric bills, water bills, landscaping, you get the idea. But aside from these, there is one very important expense that may sometimes be forgotten, or at least overlooked when purchasing a home or when evaluating homeowner costs - property taxes.

Property Taxes Long Island | P.T.R.C. Inc.

We all have them, but all too often (especially here on Long Island), homeowners are paying more than they should be in property taxes. That's why it's so important to know how they're calculated - if you're paying more than you should be, you need to be aware of it!

Determining Property Taxes

To find out how much your property tax bill will be, all you have to do is multiply your property's assessment (which is your assessment minus exemptions) by the tax rates for municipalities, counties, school districts and special districts.

Now, for those who are thinking of purchasing a home, chances are you're looking at the listing to give you a good idea about what you'll be paying in property taxes. However, it's important to keep in mind that what you see on the home's listing is typically a summary of the current year's property tax bill - when homes are sold, assessed values tend to change, which, you guessed it, impacts your property taxes on that particular home. It's also important to remember that the current homeowner may have been eligible for exemptions that might not apply to you, and also, what the home was assessed at for the current homeowner might not be an accurate reflection of the market value to date.

As a team that has been working to help lower property taxes for Long Island homeowners since 1990, we at P.T.R.C. Inc. know that understanding property taxes can be confusing! No need to worry though, we're here to answer any questions you may have regarding your property taxes, and if you file a grievance application, we'll take all of the necessary steps on your behalf to try and find you some savings.

For more information about our company or the grievance process, please visit us on our website or call (516) or (631) 484-0654 today.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

File A Grievance With Property Tax Reduction Consultants

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

Property Tax Reduction Consultants offers homeowners various ways to file a grievance. Suffolk County homeowners, the grievance deadline is quickly approaching. Have you filed your grievance yet?

With P.T.R.C. you can file the following ways:

  • By Mail
  • By Fax
  • By Email
  • Online on our website

To obtain your application, please CLICK HERE. For more information, visit or call 516-484-0654.

Property Tax Reduction Consultants is dedicated to assuring our clients pay the lowest possible property tax as required by law. We pride ourselves in being highly regarded in the industry and with the assessing units. We've helped over 175,000 homeowners, just like you, save money and receive refunds on overpaid property taxes.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend on Long Island!

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

Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate Memorial Day this weekend? There's lots happening on Long Island! Check out the following events:

Memorial Day Parade (
Multiple Locations
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Multiple Locations
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Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach (
U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Golden Knights will perform aerial stunts along with civilian planes. 
Where: Jones Beach State Park
Price: FREE admission, $10 parking
When: Saturday 5/24 and Sunday 5/25

Huntington YMCA Memorial Day Carnival (
Games and rides, international food court, kiddie rides, magic shows, reptile show, and local entertainment. 
Where: Huntington
Price: FREE, games and rides cost money. 
When: May 24-26th

The staff at Property Tax Reduction Consultants would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. 

Do you need your property assessed? Our 24 years of experience have allowed us to become a leader in property tax challenges. Through our efforts we have helped over 150,000 clients save millions of dollars. Make sure that you are not overpaying on your property taxes this year! Contact PTRC at 631-484-0654. For more information, visit us at

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reduce Your Property Taxes Today with P.T.R.C.

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

May 20th is right around the corner, hurry up and get your grievance filed with Property Tax Reduction Consultants today! Our number one goal is to decrease your property tax assessment with personalized and professional service.

With the latest data, technology, strategy and negotiation skills, Property Tax Reduction Consultants helps you determine if you are overpaying on your property taxes. We pride ourselves in handling every aspect of the process for our clients – you do nothing!

And get this, there is no fee to be qualified, you heard right NO FEE! No reduction = no fee!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to lower your property taxes. Call us at 631-484-0654 or 516-484-0654 to speak with our team of experts. You can also visit us online at for more information. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Are you interested in signing an application with Property Tax Reduction Consultants? We sure hope so. Below are a few answers to frequently asked questions we receive about the grievance process. 

If you have any additional questions, please give us a call at 516-484-2565 and experience the difference in working with a team of experts who look forward to speaking with you. 

Q: How long is the grievance process?
A: The grievance process can take up to two years to be complete. They only way to become a homeowner that pays their fair share of property tax is by filing a grievance every year. 

Q: Can they raise my taxes because I filed a grievance?
A: No, your taxes can't be raised due to filing a grievance. Your assessment can only go down or remain the same. Your assessment can't be increased because you filed a grievance. 

Q: When is filing time?
A: Nassau County filing time is January 1st - March 1st, 2014. Suffolk County filing time is May 4th - May 21st. 2014 

Q: "Am I qualified?"
A: Every homeowner is qualified to challenge their assessment. 

Q: Why should I challenge my assessment?
A: If you feel that the municipality has given you a market value that is more than you feel your house is worth in today's market, you should challenge your assessment. 

Q: Do I have to pay the fee to you year after year?
A: No, it's a one time fee. After the first year all subsequent savings are yours. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

P.T.R.C. INC Can Help you Lower your Property Taxes - Find out How!

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

Labels on filesP.T.R.C. INC is dedicated to assuring that our clients pay the lowest possible property tax as required by law. We believe that no one should pay more than their fair share of property tax.

If you’re a Nassau County resident, this year’s grievance deadline is March 3, 2014. If you’re a Suffolk County resident, this year’s deadline is May 20, 2014.

Here at P.T.R.C. INC, you will experience the difference in working with a team of experts who look forward to talking to you. Give us a call today and let us help you begin this process.

We can be reached by calling (516) 484-0654 or (631) 484-0654. You can also visit us online at We look forward to speaking with you.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sign an Application with PTRC for your Chance to LOWER your Property Taxes

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

Attention, homeowners. Do you want to lower your property taxes? Fill out and sign an application with Property Tax Reduction Consultants for your chance to lower your property taxes. The best news is, it’s completely FREE to sign up!

Our professionals have helped over 150,000 homeowners, just like you, save money and get refunds from the towns for overpaid property taxes.

There are 114 days remaining until the Nassau County grievance deadline of March 3, 2014. The Suffolk County deadline is May 20, 2014.

Your chance is now, homeowners. Lower your property taxes today and let P.T.R.C. help!

For more information, please give us a call at 516-484-0654 or visit us online at To obtain an application, CLICK HERE.