Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Places to Visit on Long Island This Summer 2022

 

It’s hard to believe, but summer is less than a month away! We’re gearing up for some seasonal fun this year, and luckily Long Island has plenty of ways to enjoy your time. Truly, nothing beats summer on our beautiful island. So here are some of the perfect spots that you can’t miss out on this year:

Montauk

From the Montauk Point Lighthouse to the many famous restaurants throughout, Montauk is a must for Long Islanders in summer! With its large Montauk Point State Park, perfect for walks in the nice weather, as well as the many beautiful beaches to relax on, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular summertime destination for both native Long Islanders and tourists alike.
 

Long Island Wine Country

Are you looking to taste the best in local wine? Long Island has an extensive wine trail, with many wineries welcoming wine enthusiasts during the summer months. With 57 distinct wine producers, all divided between the North Fork, South Fork, and western Suffolk County, you can enjoy the sips and tastes while supporting our local economies.

From fun wine wagons to guided bike tours, it’s never a dull moment at Long Island Wine Country!
 

Beaches

Is it really summertime if you don’t go to the beach? One of the best parts about Long Island is that we are surrounded by water, thus leading to many beautiful beaches! They are spread throughout — stretching from north and south shore and all the way out east. Nassau and Suffolk County residents can find their favorite beach to visit this season.
 

Fairs and Festivals

Something very special about Long Island is our constant support of neighborhoods and small businesses. This year, throughout the island, residents are invited to participate in various fairs and festivals coming up. It’s a wonderful way to get together and enjoy our perfectly grand island.
 

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Why Are My Property Taxes Higher Than My Neighbor's?

 

Property taxes can be a tricky subject. What's the difference between what you pay and your neighbor pays? Why are my property taxes higher than my neighbors? Property taxes differ from person to person, and many factors come into play when determining them. These factors include:
 

Square Footage

How property taxes work is that they are calculated based on the assessed value of your home and the mileage rate for the area you live in. Typically, houses with larger square footage and cost more will have to pay more in property taxes.
 

Difference in Assessments

Another reason for the difference in property taxes is due to the assessment. If you live in a newer house, chances are that your home was assessed at a higher value than your neighbor's. Older homes may be, on average, lower-valued, but this is not always the case as well.

County Policies

Different counties will assess tax rates differently based on their policies. Property tax rates vary by county, school district, type of property (residential vs. commercial), and the type of service provided. Property tax rates also change when local budgets do not have enough revenue to provide services or maintain public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, schools, etc., resulting in varying property taxes.

Additions to Your Home

That's right — anything from a pool to higher fences or even an extension on your property could result in higher property taxes. So if your humble abode has more amenities than your neighbors, you're probably going to have higher taxes.
 

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.comc.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

5 Planner Tips for Beginners

 

Having an organized planner and schedule is the key to success – regardless of your industry, having this will ensure you don't miss out on important dates and events that may impact your performance. A great way to stay on top of things is to use some basic planner tips to better organize your day-to-day life and career and focus on what matters. Check out these five planner tips below!

Use a Planner Often

It may not seem important to write notes or ideas in your planner, but the more you use it, the easier it will be to remember essential items. The key is to get into a routine of using your planner daily and filling it with appointments, meetings, and other events.

You'll also want to regularly keep track of deadlines, tasks, and goals to make sure they're being met on time. Before long, all of these small details will become second nature — and before you know it, planning ahead won't feel like an extra chore!

Don't Overwhelm Yourself With Too Many Ideas

A planner is an excellent way to get organized, but you could also easily overwhelm yourself if there's too much going on. It's important to make sure your calendar doesn't become too packed — and that you don't feel like it's impossible to fit everything in. If that happens, chances are that you won't use it as often as possible and will quickly lose interest in keeping it up-to-date.

Work Smart, Not Hard

You have a planner for a reason — it's here to help you work smarter, not harder! If you're struggling with productivity, take some time to plan out exactly what needs to be done and when. The more organized you are, the less stressed and overwhelmed you'll feel.

Reflect on Your Day

Having a planner on hand also allows you to recollect your day. Reflecting is important because it helps us identify what went well and what didn't and use that information to plan better for the future.

For example, maybe you planned out how many hours of work you wanted to get done each day but couldn't follow through with that goal due to unforeseen circumstances. Reflecting on these unplanned events helps us figure out how we can avoid them in the future or deal with them more effectively when they arise again.

Mark Important Dates

It's nearly impossible to keep up with all your important dates that come up throughout the week daily. From meetings to doctor's appointments, your calendar should appropriately mark significant events. This leads us to your reminder for this month: the Suffolk County grievance deadline is coming up!

Mark your calendar for May 17, 2022, and be sure to get your applications in well before this date!

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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.comc.com

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Here's Everything You Need to Know About The Suffolk Deadline

 

Want to save money? Suffolk County — your deadline is coming up! About 19 days remain until you need to have your Suffolk County grievance application into our office by 10 AM. If you’re wondering why you should file for a grievance in the first place, then you should know this is one of your best opportunities to lower your property taxes.
 

The Grievance Process

Once you submit your signed application, you’ll receive confirmation from us here at P.T.R.C., Inc. that we got your application within the deadline and that you’re eligible to file the grievance application.

From there, P.T.R.C., Inc. will represent you before the Board of Assessment Review (B.A.R.) in Suffolk County. Based on their decision, the reduction will either be accepted, or we will proceed to the Small Claims Assessment Review. This is where we will represent you and do everything to ensure we succeed in getting you a reduction.

All you need to do is apply. We’ll handle the rest.

Why Trust Us

Sean Acosta, president and founder of P.T.R.C., Inc., has personally handled over 360,000 assessment challenges and secured millions of dollars in savings for homeowners just like you! Built on a foundation of experience and integrity, P.T.R.C., Inc. is recognized as fair and honest. Our clients benefit directly from the close working relationships we have established with the assessing units throughout the years!

Apply Now!

Now is the time to get your applications in, Suffolk County residents!

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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

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Places to Visit on Long Island This Spring

 

Finally, the trees are turning green, and the bees are buzzing all around — spring on Long Island is unbeatable! And with the nicer weather and longer days comes more fun activities to indulge in around the island. From Nassau to Suffolk County, we have a full list of fun places and events to try out this season.
 

Enjoy The Outdoors

After the cold dark days of winter, many Long Islanders are antsy to get outdoors. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get outside this season!

Outdoor Events

One of the best parts about Long Island is the way each community comes together. There is always a boatload of spring events throughout each county, town, and neighborhood to take part in. Check out this list to find the next nearest one to you!
 

Indoor Fun

It's no secret that the biggest downside to spring is all the rain that comes with the season. Still, there are many ways to make the most of each day that don't require being outdoors!
  • Museums: Take a trip to some of the island's most famous museums! It's the perfect way to let your little ones have fun while also learning about our history.
  • Aquariums: It doesn't get more exciting than an adventure with the fishes! Check out these aquariums across the island that are the perfect spots to wander and explore this spring.
  • Local Libraries: If you are a big bookworm, perhaps the perfect place to spend a rainy spring evening is at your local library!
  • Theaters: Both old-fashioned live theaters and movie theaters are great options for any rainy day blues. Escape into another world and turn it into a special day.

All in all, Long Island is full of things to do and places to visit. With everything from quaint beaches to large metropolitan areas, there's something for everyone here.
 

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.comc.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Last Minute Tax Day Checklist

 

Tax Day is the day that adds a lot of extra stress for everyone in America. For some, this can be a tedious and long process that takes up an entire weekend of work. Do you still have some things to take care of? Not to worry, we've got you covered. If you've procrastinated on gathering all of your tax documents together or filling out the necessary forms, this last-minute checklist will help prepare you for the big day!
 

Gather Your Tax Documents Together

Are all of your W2s, 1099s, and any other documentation and forms ready to go? Getting together any paperwork related to your taxes from the past year is important in getting through Tax Day. If this hasn't been done yet, right now is the time to do so.
 

Double Check Your Forms

You'll want to check your forms to ensure all the information is correct. It's essential to double-check that your name, address, and social security number are on each form. If any changes or corrections are needed after filling out a form, don't forget to fill them out before mailing it off or e-filing it!

Don't Hesitate To Get Help

If you need help, many resources are available, such as online tax preparation software and mobile apps that can make this process easier for you. In addition, most local libraries offer free assistance with filing taxes during tax season. If you still have questions about how to file your taxes or what deductions may be available to you, contact a certified public accountant to go over everything and make the process easier. There are many outlets for you to choose from!
 

Get It Done Now

Truthfully, this weekend is your last time to get everything done — so do just that! Take the tips above and keep your paperwork organized and your mind clear. However, there's still time to get a deduction on your property taxes!

With the Nassau County deadline being May 2nd, 2022, and the Suffolk County deadline being May 17th, 2022, you still have time to apply for a property tax grievance! P.T.R.C., Inc. is recognized as fair and honest. Our clients benefit directly from the close working relationships we have established with the assessing units throughout the years.

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.comc.com

Friday, April 8, 2022

Spring 2022 Home Projects

 

Spring is here, and it's time to make your home a little more beautiful. Whether you're looking for a change in d├ęcor or a new addition to your living space, there's something for everyone! There are various ways to brighten your humble abode with a few quick projects that will take little time or money but can make a big difference in how your house feels. Here are some ways for you to get started on making this season of renewal in your life even better:

New Furniture

From making small changes like updating throw pillows or rugs to a complete overhaul of all the furniture in your living room, give some rooms in your home a fresh look with new furniture that matches the current style of your house.

Pick out something that matches both function and design; it doesn't have to be an all-new overhaul! Just make sure that the new piece speaks to you and is something that you look forward to having throughout the spring and summer seasons!
 

Consider Repainting

When was the last time you painted the interior walls of your home? From something as simple as a bedroom to a bigger project like your living room, giving your walls a fresh, clean paint job is a great project to take on this season. It'll be nice enough outside to open the windows to let natural light help you as you paint and allow the spring breeze to dry things off faster.
 

Outdoor Fun

Spring is such an exciting season to get projects done outside. It's not too hot or too cold — perfect for taking on some big outdoor tasks. There are plenty of DIY projects like planting flowers or building a garden shed! These recreational activities are also a great way to increase your curb appeal this year.

Also, you can take on essential issues like washing down the outside walls with a power washer. This will help remove any dirt or mold accumulated over the winter months and make it look fresh again.

And while you're busy getting your home ready for spring, we're getting ready to help homeowners like you get their property taxes lowered this year. Ready to join them to check one more thing off your home projects list?

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.comc.com