Friday, June 18, 2021

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Long Island Dads

 


Father’s Day is this weekend, and if you are running a bit behind on getting the right gifts for dad, we have some great ideas for you. These are perfect for any Long Island dad and are easy enough to make, plan, or get by Sunday! So if you’re a bit behind on getting the perfect present, we’ve got you covered.

DIY Gifts

From specially made cards to decorative photo frames for your best picture together, dad is sure to love a gift made from scratch. DIY gifts are a great idea, and they always come from the heart, so you can never really go wrong with this creative idea. It’s a perfect way to get all the kids together to help show their appreciation for pops. Here’s some inspiration for you!
 

A Fun Trip

Long Island has so many unique places that are perfect for celebrating Father’s Day! We consider surprising dad with one of these trips a gift in itself. Whether you’re planning on visiting a beautiful town out east, hitting up one of LI’s many beaches, or spending the day having fun at a museum or park, he’ll treasure the memories forever.
 

Long Island Memorabilia

If your dad is proud of where he lives, then get him some Long Island memorabilia this holiday. You have so many options to choose from, like mugs, aprons, hats, and more! The best part is that many local stores will have these items, so it will be quick and easy to get your hands on these presents.
 

A Day By The Water

The beauty of Long Island is how many beaches and water activities there are to offer. Does dad love fishing? Or maybe he’s more of a relax on the sand guy? Either way, there are so many fun water activities to enjoy this weekend. Just make sure you plan for anything that needs to be booked in advance!

Property Tax Reduction on Long Island

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Summer Home Curb Appeal Tips

 


The weather is heating up, and it's time to get your home ready for the warmer months ahead. It's time to think about your home's curb appeal and how it might need some help this summer. Whether you're trying to make your house more appealing to potential buyers or spruce things up for a family gathering, there are some simple steps you can take this season to get started.
 

Clean Out Your Yard

Start by taking some time to clean out the yard. Pull weeds, trim overgrown plants, and remove any trash or debris that has accumulated in hidden corners. Spring can be messy, so it may take some work to get your yard looking pristine. But in the end, it will be plenty worth it!
 

Simple Scrubbing

Make sure you don't forget the porch or deck! Scrub it down with soap and water to eliminate any dirt or mildew buildup before sealing it with an exterior sealant for protection against mold throughout the season. This will also help throughout the year, and you'll have to touch it up every once in a while.
 

Add Some Natural Decoration

Excellent curb appeal can be as simple as giving your lawn a good mowing or planting some flowers in the garden bed. Pick some of the prettiest flowers you can find and place them in areas around your yard that nicely compliment your home. Or, consider planting a small tree in front of your house. The perfect spot is an area that gets plenty of sun and has room for roots to grow! It's best if there's a place to plant down low, too, so water doesn't runoff.

Property Tax Reduction on Long Island

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Summer Fun on Long Island for 2021

 


Summer is on its way! Are you ready for some fun in the sun? Spots all over Long Island are open and welcoming people this season. We understand that last summer was different and more stressful, but this summer is looking to be one of the best ones yet! Here are some places on the island you and your family can enjoy this summer.
 

Beaches

Famous beaches across the island are all finally opening back up fully to visitors! The water is warming up, and the temperatures are rising, so here are a few of the most popular spots for you to travel to:
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Montauk
  • Fire Island
  • Orient State Park
Enjoy many watersport activities such as kayaking, paddle-surfing, fishing, boating, surfing, and more! And of course, there are many other beaches that Long Island has to offer; find the perfect, closest one for you!

Family-Friendly Activities

Many famous activity spots on Long Island are opening up for families this summer! From museums to interactive parks, your family will make many great memories. You can visit places like:

  • The Long Island Aquarium: See their complete Covid-19 guideline and expectations here.
  • Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium: Their museum opened up a bit ago for guests, but as of June 4th, the planetarium is officially open for guests as well! Visit their website to learn more about their hours and requirements.
  • White Post Farms: From animal farms to train rides, White Post Farms offers so much fun for the family! Check their website for special events coming up soon.
  • Adventureland: Who doesn’t love a day at the amusement park! Keep up-to-date with their schedule, as park openings can change often.
  • Splish Splash: They are opening up finally this summer and have many health and safety precautions. Be sure to get your ticket in advance as well!

These spots, plus many restaurants and more, are all embracing the positive changes coming with this season. We hope your summer is safe and enjoyable this year!

Property Tax Reduction on Long Island

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Friday, May 21, 2021

What To Do If You Missed Our Grievance Deadlines

 



The grievance deadlines for Nassau and Suffolk county have come and gone, but don't think you have entirely missed out on your opportunity to lower your property taxes. Just because you missed this year doesn't mean you don't get to try again! You will have to wait until the next filing period. Here is everything you need to know about preparing for the following grievance deadlines and what can be done before that.

A Few Steps You Can Take To Lower Your Property Taxes

There are some simple things that you can do throughout the year leading up to tax day, which will help lower your property taxes. It doesn't have to be complex or complicated, so here are some tips to help you save money until our next grievance period:
  • If you have more than one residence in different counties, consider filing with only one county. You can use the other as a vacation home or rent it out.
  • Cut down trees or vines growing on your property that might be considered a nuisance by an appraiser if they affect the house's marketability or curb appeal.
  • Schedule regular inspections of your home to catch any problems before they escalate into costly repairs or increased taxes.
  • Claim all your exemptions and deductions, such as property tax deductions or real estate tax exemptions.
  • Maintain your roof well-- If you have a good roof, it can save up to $600 on your annual property taxes.
  • Set aside money each month.
  • Donate items you no longer need to help declutter your property.
  • Contact us to file for the next grievance period!

Contact Us For Property Tax Reduction on Long Island

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com

End of Spring Curb Appeal Tips

 


The days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer, and it's almost time for summer. Even if it's late spring, that doesn't mean we can stop caring about our homes' curb appeal! If you need a quick fix to make your home more appealing this spring before summer hits, here are a few curb appeal tips that will give your house an instant boost.
 

Maintain Your Lawn

Cut your lawn and remove any weeds from your yard- that's a good start to making your home look better. The more often you cut your property, the healthier it will be. Keep that fresh, green look for your yard into summer.
 

Plant Some Flowers

Plant some flowers or shrubs near the entrance of your house to bring a brighter and more colorful look to your home. If you're unsure what type would work best in your climate, talk to someone at a garden center for recommendations and tips. Be sure you invest in flowers or shrubs that are meant to last through summer as well!

Clean Up Outside

The springtime is known to cause a lot of leaves and debris to fall all over. Your deck, roof, and gutters become cluttered with these items, and it can start to look pretty messy. An excellent place to start is by cleaning out your gutters. Not only will this make your home look better, but it will also ensure rainwater has somewhere to flow to help avoid water damage to your home. Also, take a leaf blower or another backyard tool and blow away all those tiny green leaves on your deck, patio, front porch, and driveway. Your home will look much neater!

Property Tax Reduction on Long Island

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tax Season Dos and Don’ts

 



The dreaded Tax Day is quickly approaching, and with it comes a lot of pressure. You need to do many things to ensure that your taxes are filed correctly, and while it may seem like there's no time left, there's still plenty of time if you start now. With these Tax Day Dos and Don'ts, you'll be prepared for all that comes with filing your taxes.

Dos:

  • Be organized by saving receipts and organizing paperwork before the deadline.
  • Use electronic filing if possible as it will save time and money with less paperwork needed to be filed.
  • Double-check your tax withholdings by comparing them with last year's income and other documents related to earnings from this year.
  • File as early as possible-- filing before Tax Day will give you more time to work out any kinks in your taxes.
  • Know which forms to fill out, such as W2 or 1099.
  • Ask a professional if you're unsure about anything when it comes to your taxes.
  • Take advantage of any tax breaks or deductions that you may be eligible for.
  • Be aware of what deductions you can take on your taxes before filing.

Don'ts:

  • Don't forget to sign your return.
  • Avoid procrastination! This could lead to forgetting essential documents or incurring penalties from a late filing.
  • Try not to forget deductions-- many taxpayers overlook this section of their return, but it can save a lot of money!
  • Don't wait until Tax Day to file your taxes. It would help if you started as soon as possible.
  • Try not to forget to make sure you have all your financial documents in order - make copies or digital files if necessary, so they are readily available on the day.
  • Don't be unprepared for your interview with a tax professional. They are here to help you, so make sure you're all ready for them!

Contact Us For Property Tax Reduction in Suffolk County, Long Island

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com

Thursday, May 6, 2021

New Ways To Surprise Mom For Mother’s Day

 



Mother's Day is around the corner, and whether or not you have your gift yet, some simple surprises for your wonderful mom can go a long way. We all know how much our moms do for us and how they're always there when we need them most! Surprise her this year with one of these thoughtful presents:

Breakfast in Bed

Nothing says good morning like breakfast in bed! Show mom some special appreciation first thing in the morning on Mother's Day-- you'll surely surprise her! Whip up some of her favorites and add a bouquet of flowers or two for a little extra love.
 

Flower Delivery

Have a super-secret flower delivery get sent to her when she least expects it. No matter if she's at work or home, she'll love to receive some of her favorite flora this Sunday. It doesn't have to be anything extravagant- simply pick out something that speaks to her style or favorite color. Just be sure you keep it a secret so she can be extra surprised!
 

D.I.Y. Gifts

From handmade cards to handcrafted picture frames, painted and designed by you, you're sure to surprise mom with some D.I.Y. gifts. A lot of heart goes into presents you make by hand, so show your mother just how much love you have for her this weekend.
 

Gardening Fun

For moms who love their gardens: give them a garden of their own! Even if she doesn't currently have one, offer to help plant it. She'll love it when she sees how much better fresh veggies taste from the soil that is hand-grown rather than grocery store-bought. It could be a great little project to take on this upcoming weekend.

Property Tax Reduction on Long Island

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com