Showing posts with label Suffolk County. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Suffolk County. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Why are Property Taxes a Thing? What do they do?


Understanding Property Taxes
Property taxes are often not a favorite subject for people to discuss. In fact, most people who pay property taxes believe they are paying taxes that are way too high for the services they are receiving. In general, property taxes are based on the value of property you own. This is true for people who own real estate, vehicles and business property.

But in addition to how they come up with tax amounts many people are unaware of exactly what services they get from paying their taxes. It is important for you to understand what your taxes are based on and what your taxes pay for within your government. Basically, property taxes pay for a town to operate. They pay for schools, parks, government officials, road maintenance and first responders.

How Municipalities Create Their Tax Base


The first step for a municipality is coming up with a list of property value amounts within their district for real estate, vehicles and business property. Then, a town or city taxable rate is created by coming up with a budget of town wide expenses. From this, the municipal government creates a mill rate for real estate property and a tax rate for vehicles and business property to pay for the municipal budgeted amounts needed during a set period of time. These tax rates are equivalent to creating a percentage of value needed on these properties to pay for the governmental services to operate the community.

Property Valuation

In addition to understanding what your taxes pay for, it equally important to understand what things you own gets taxed and how they come up with the value of your property. Property taxes are assessed only on the things you own substantial value that fits into the category of real estate, vehicles or business equipment. Only these items are taxable, personal property, furniture and jewels etc. are not taxable.

Each taxable property is placed in a list by the town tax department and are valued by a town or city assessment office. The real estate of a town is compiled and put into a list called the Grand List. The motor vehicle list and business equipment lists are separate from the Grand List.

Once the lists are made, the tax department obtains values on each property owned. This is done by having value placed on the property by assessors who are educated in the field of property valuations and know how to assess values of property. The basic premise is that you are only taxed based on the value of what you own. This applies to real estate, vehicles and business equipment. 

Once your property is given a value, that value amount is then multiplied by the town’s mill rates and tax rates. This is what creates the amount you pay in taxes each year. The area that is often up to debate within this taxation system is the valued amount of property. This is the area that property owners often dispute in order to lower their taxes.

Contact us today if you have any questions. Don't forget, 

Nassau County filing deadline has been extended to April 2nd, 2018.
Suffolk County deadline is May 15th, 2018.




Friday, September 29, 2017

Fun October Activities on Eastern Long Island

The calendar is about to flip to October and that is great news for Long Islanders. This is the best time of year on the island and we want you and your families to get out and play! Here are a few of our favorites:

pumpkin picking | fall activities


Riverhead Country Fair
When: October 8th
Where: Riverhead's Main Street

  • The 42nd Annual Country Fair will take place on Columbus Day Weekend and it will celebrate the heritage of this amazing town. We have clients all over the Riverhead area and we know they have been looking forward to this for months. Have a great time everyone! 
When: 9-6 PM
Where: 6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River, NY 11792
  • From September 17th until Halloween, Finks is the place to be on Long Island. They have a great corn maze, hayrides with your children's favorite characters and a bouncy castle. Perfect for all the young families on Long Island! 
When: 9-6 PM
Where: 3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton, NY 11933
  • Windy Acres farm provides the freshest produce you can find, as well as preserves, syrups, and honey. When in season, you can pick your own strawberries, apples, pumpkins, raspberries, peaches, and more!
When: October 27th 
Where: Long Island Maritime Museum ( West Sayville) 
  • This is the best way to kick off Halloween Weekend on Long Island. Share in some rich history and enjoy time with friends and neighbors on what we hope is a BEAUTIFUL Friday evening. Rain date is October 28th! 
Please share your amazing Fall photos with us on our Facebook page! 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Top 10 Reasons To Buy A House On Long Island


Are you getting ready to start house hunting? With 50 states and tons of cities to choose from throughout the country, it can be hard to figure out where you and your family should settle down. But, we'll make it easy for you - choose Long Island! Aside from the easy access Long Islanders have to one of the greatest cities in the world, there are a number of reasons why this particular destination is so desirable - we've listed 10 of them for you below.

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1. The beaches

It doesn't matter if you choose to live in Nassau or Suffolk County, either way there's bound to be a beach close by. You're probably familiar with big names such as Jones Beach, but even if you aren't located nearby, there are a ton of smaller, local beaches that will quickly become one of your favorite weekend hot spots.

2. The seasons

There's nothing like knowing you'll get to experience all four seasons and the beautiful scenery that comes with each of them. Summers may get hot, and winters may get cold (Long Islanders are certainly no strangers to snow), but the change in weather is something we all appreciate - especially when the leaves change color in the fall.

3. The trails

You don't have to live in the mountains to have access to incredible trails! Between the beaches and parks alone, there are a number of trails that you can check out for walking and/or biking - we bet you'll be impressed with the views too!

4. The wine tasting

Between the Hamptons and the North Fork, there are tons of vineyards that you can visit for a wine tasting. In fact, with so many options for where to go, you can plan several weekend trips and experience something different each time!

5. The shopping

If you're one of those people who absolutely loves to shop 'til you drop, Long Island has plenty of places for you - starting with Roosevelt Field Mall. It's considered one of the biggest shopping malls in New York state and the country, and has everything from clothes to accessories, gadgets, sporting goods and more.

6. The food

No matter what type of cuisine you're looking for, we bet you can find it here on Long Island. For example, if you like seafood, you can find some popular dining spots in waterfront communities, such as Freeport's Nautical Mile. Of course that's not all Long Island has to offer, though - we've got some of the best Italian restaurants, steakhouses, burger joints and more too!

7. The museums

You'd be surprised at how much you can learn just by visiting a few popular Long Island tourist attractions. One of our favorite stops is Sagamore Hill (home to U.S President Theodore Roosevelt), as well as Museum Row, which is where you can find the Cradle of Aviation, the Nassau County Firefighter Museum and Education Center, and the Long Island Children's Museum.

8. The entertainment

Especially in the summer time, you can catch a number of concerts at large venues like Jones Beach or smaller venues like your local park. Both indoor and outdoor concerts are held, and there's an event for nearly every genre of music at some point. For children, there are also amusement parks like Adventureland that offer rides, games, food and more!

9. The transportation

No car? No problem! The Long Island Railroad makes traveling extremely easy for Long Islanders - it'll take you right into New York City or all the way out east! But that's not all Long Island offers - there are also the ferries and easily accessible airports just a short distance away, which makes getting off of the island a piece of cake!

10. The people

Last, but certainly not least, the people are what make Long Island a great place to call home - we've got some of the best you'll find!

And there you have it! If you're looking for a place to find the perfect home for your family, Long Island is the answer. For those of you who already live here, what's your favorite thing about it? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

At P.T.R.C., Inc., we’ve made it our mission to ensure our clients pay the lowest amount in property tax as required by law. Since 1990, we’ve been recognized as fair and honest, and our clients benefit from the close working relationships we’ve established with the assessing units over the years.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

5 Days Remain Until Suffolk County Grievance Deadline

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

If you're a Suffolk County homeowner who plans on filing a grievance, you only have five days left to do so. You must act quick!

Property Tax Reduction Consultants are here to help you with any questions you may have about the application or grievance process. If you still need to fill out your appliction, please visit www.ptrc.com right away and sign your application through our website.

Remember, this is your once a year chance to save money and receive a refund if you're in fact overpaying on your Suffolk County property taxes. There is no risk in trying and your current property taxes will not increase because of this process.

Property Tax Reduction Consultants can be reached at 631-484-0654 should you have any questions.




Friday, February 5, 2016

Why You Should Choose Property Tax Reduction Consultants

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

At Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we believe that no Long Island homeowner should pay more than their fair share of property taxes. As homeowners, you've got a long list of expenses. So, why not be sure that you aren't overpaying on your property taxes?

We have been specializing in helping homeowners with residential property tax reductions for over 26 years. Throughout the years, we have sucessfully handled more than 200,000 assessment challenges and secured millions of dollars in reductions and refunds for homeowners.

Are you considering filing a grievance in Nassau or Suffolk County? If so, continue reading to see how you can benefit from filing with Property Tax Reduction Consultants.
  • We only charge a fee on successful cases. If there is no reduction, there is no fee.
  • Property Tax Reduction Consultants is one of the leaders in property tax challenges on Long Island.
  • We do not charge a fee to be qualified.
  • There is no risk for homeowers. Your taxes cannot increase because of the challenge.
The Nassau County filing period is going on now and the Suffolk County filing period is quickly approaching. We encourage you to give us a call with any questions you may have about the grievance process. Our experts are here and ready to help assist you with the entire process. To learn more and to download an application, visit www.ptrc.com


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2016 Grievance Deadlines

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

Are your property taxes too high? Chances are, they might be. Property Tax Reduction Consultants can help you find out if you are paying too much in property taxes in Nassau and Suffolk County.

Homeowners, don't miss out on your one chance a year to reduce your property taxes and receive a refund. The 2016 deadlines are:

Nassau County
March 1st

Suffolk County
May 17th

For more information, visit our website www.ptrc.com or give us a call at 516-484-0654.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

School Tax Bills

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

Attention Nassau County Homeowners: 

October school tax bills should be arriving in your mailbox this week! Once you see your school tax bill, we can almost guarantee that you will want to contact Property Tax Reduction Consultants to help lowers your property taxes!

Visit our website www.ptrc.com today to sign your application and begin the process with us. If you have any questions, give us a call at 516-484-0654.


Monday, September 28, 2015

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

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

Here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, our policy is simple. No reduction = no fee! We will not charge you a fee to be qualified. In addition, if it turns out that you will not receive a reduction in your property taxes, there is also no fee.

There is absolutely no fisk in filing an application with us to grieve your property taces. Your taxes cannot go up because of the property tax challenge.

We encourage you to fill out an application and to submit it to us as soon as possible. Applications can be found right on our website. Upon signing and completing your application, send it back to us right thru our website, email, fax, or mail. If you have any questions about the process, give us a call at (516) or (631) 484-0654. We would be more than happy to speak with you.

To learn more about Property Tax Reduction Consultants, visit www.ptrc.com.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions Answered

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

Do you have questions about the grievance problem? If so, you aren't the only one! We're here to answer some of the most frequently asked questions that homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk have about the grievance process.


What is property tax grievance? 
Property Tax Grievance is a formal complaint against the assessed value of your property. There are two levels: Administrative Review (BAR OR ARC) or Judicial Review (SCAR).

What is a property tax assessment?
Property assessment is one of the factors used by local government and schools districts to determine the amount of your property taxes. A property assessment is based on market value. Market value is how much a property would sell for under normal conditions.

When is filing time?
Nassau: January 1st-March 1st
Suffolk: May 1st-May 19th

Why do taxes go up every year?
Your property taxes (assessment) which appear on your tax bill, are multiplied by the tax rate to determine what you pay in taxes. Tax rates generally increase every year, so even if your assessment remains unchanged, your taxes increase.

What can I do about this?
As a homeowner, you are entitled to file a property tax grievance. This allows your assessment to be reviewed by the assessor to see if a reduction is warrented. If the assessor does not reduce your assessment, an appeal can be filed to have an impartial hearing officer determine if your house is overvalued for tax purposes.

What if my request is turned down?
Your property taxes will remain unchanged. There are no penalties, and you can file again next year if you choose.

If you're interested in reducing your property taxes, we encourage you to contact us today by calling 516-484-0654 or visit www.ptrc.com.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Property Tax Reduction Consultants - An Easy Way to Save Money on Long Island!

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

If you're a homeowner on Long Island looking to save money, look no further than Property Tax Reduction Consultants.  Did you know homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk County pay among the highest property taces in the United States?

Property Tax Reduction Consultants can help you save money on overpaid property taxes.  There is no grievance too big or too small. Our policy is no reduction, no fee. We encourage you to give us a call today to learn more or visit us at www.ptrc.com.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Events on Long Island

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

Labor Day weekend is here, marking the unoffical end to summer 2015. Do you have plans for the holiday weekend? If you find yourself looking for something fun to do on Long Island this weekend, we've got you covered.

We've rounded up a few festivities happening in both Nassau and Suffolk all weekend long. See our picks below!


Shinnecock Annual Powwow
Location: Southampton
When:  Friday, September 4th-Sunday, September 6th

Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts
Location: Westhampton Beach Great Lawn
When: Friday, September 4th-Monday, September 7th

Eisenhower Park Craft & Gift Show
Location: Eisenhower Park
When: Saturday, September 5th-Sunday, September 6th

Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival
Location: Huntington
When: Saturday, September 5th-Sunday, September 6th

Mother Cabrini Italian Feast
Location: Suffolk Community College, Brentwood
When: Thursday, September 3rd-Sunday, September 6th

From all of us here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. For more information about us, visit www.ptrc.com.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Save Money on Property Taxes with P.T.R.C.

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

If you are a homeowner in Nassau or Suffolk County and are looking to lower your property taxes, look no further! Property Tax Reduction Consultants has been helping homeowners across Long Island save money on overpaid property taxes for over 25 years!

Click here to check out our neighborhood savings map to see where we have saved homeowners in your town money!


To learn more about Property Tax Reduction Consultants, give us a call at 516-484-0654 or visit www.ptrc.com.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Father's Day Events on Long Island

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

Father's Day is just days away! Are you looking for something to do with Dad on Long Island this weekend? Look no further! We've rounded up a couple of local events that Dad is sure to love.

Check them out!

Cloud Nine Exotics Father's Day Showcase
Date: 6/21
Location: Pennysaver Amphitheater, Farmingville
More information: www.cloud9exotics.com

Polo at the Park
Date: 6/21
Location: Bethpage State Park
More information: www.bethpagepolo.com

I Fish NY Family Fishing Clinic
Date: 6/20
Location: Schiff Boy Scount Camp, Wading River
More information: www.dec.ny.gov

Strawberry Festival 
Date: 6/19-6/21
Location: 1175 Rte 48, Mattituck
More information: www.mattituckstrawberryfestival.org

From all of us here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, Happy Father's Day! For more information about P.T.R.C., visit www.ptrc.com.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Property Tax Reduction Consultants YouTube Channel

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

Are you a homeowner on Long Island looking to lower your property taxes? We can help! To learn more about the grievance process and Property Tax Reduction Consultants, watch our informative YouTube videos below.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to give us a call at 516-484-0654 or visit www.ptrc.com.







Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Events on Long Island

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

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer! Do you have plans for this weekend? If not, we've got you covered! Check out a few events happening across Long Island that are to help make your Memorial Day weekend a memorable one!

Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach
Location: Jones Beach
Date: 5/23-5/24

Chowderfest
Location: New Suffolk Water Front
Date: 5/23

Long Island Ducks vs. Camden Riversharks (Firework Night)
Location: Bethpage Ballpark
Date: 5/23

Double Play at Martha Clara Vineyeards
Location: Martha Clara Vineyards
Date: 5/23

However you choose to spend your holiday weekend, we hope you enjoy it. Happy Memorial Day from Property Tax Reduction Consultants!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Suffolk County Grievance Deadline

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

Today is the Suffolk County Grievance Deadline! Suffolk County homeowners, this is your absolute last chance to file a grievance with Property Tax Reduction Consultants.

We ask that you please contact us as soon as possible if you still plan on filing. We can be reached at (631) 464-0654. For more information, visit www.ptrc.com.




Monday, May 18, 2015

1 Day Until Suffolk County Grievance Deadline

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

Only one day remains until the Suffolk County Grievance Deadline. Don't miss out on your last chance to save money and receive refunds on overpaid property taxes! Remember, there is no fee to be qualified! If we find you are in fact paying your fair share of property taxes, there is no cost at all for you and and your taxes will not go up because of this process.

Contact Property Tax Reduction Consultants as soon as possible if you are still planning on filing a grievance. We are here and ready to help. We can be reached at 516-484-0654.

For more information and to file, visit www.ptrc.com.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Suffolk County Grievance Deadline Just 6 Days Away

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

May 19th is just six days away. Suffolk County homeowners, don't miss out on your last opportunity to file a grievance with Property Tax Reduction Consultants. We pride ourselves in being highly regarded in the industry and have helped over 175,000 homeowners like you save money and receive refunds from towns on overpaid property taxes.

To obtain your application, please visit www.ptrc.com. You can file by:

  • Mail
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Online
If you have any questions about the grievance process, we are here to help. We encourage you to give us a call at 516-484-0654 or 631-484-0654. 


Thursday, May 7, 2015

12 Days Remain Until Suffolk County Grievance Deadline

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

Suffolk County homeowners, time is running out to file a grievance with Property Tax Reduction Consultants to lower your property taxes.

The Suffolk County grievance deadline is just 12 days away on May 19th. This is your last chance to file and receive a refund on overpaid property taxes.

We encourage you to contact us today with any questions you may have and to sign your application. We can be reached at 516-484-0654. For more information, visit www.ptrc.com.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Suffolk County Grievance Deadline Quickly Approaches

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

Are you paying too much for taxes?

Property owners in Suffolk County can save if they take advantage before the grievance deadline this year!

Suffolk County Grievance Deadline: 
May 19, 2015

At Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we work with property owners to make sure that you are paying the lowest possible property tax as required by law.  We have helped over 175,000 homeowners save money and even get refunds from the town for overpaid property taxes.

Check our savings map to where we have helped your neighbors save money on their annual property taxes.  If you think that your property taxes are too high, contact our office!  You can give Property Tax Reduction Consultants a call at 631-484-0654 or you can visit our website to learn more about our services.

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