Monday, September 19, 2016

Understanding the Fees Associated With a Tax Grievance

P.T.R.C. Inc. | Property Tax Reduction Consultants | Tax Grievance Fees
If you feel as though you are paying too much in property taxes for your Long Island home, you're not alone. Both Nassau and Suffolk County homeowners have come to us for years to ask about their property taxes, and the good news is that there are ways to fight them - this, we refer to as filing a tax grievance.

Now, although the purpose of a tax grievance is to try and lower your taxes, you may be wondering about what fees are associated with the process of trying to achieve just that. When you work with P.T.R.C. Inc., we make it easy for you:

No reduction = no fee!

That's correct, you read right - we only charge a fee for successful cases. For those that do receive a reduction, our fee is 50% of the property tax reduction payable after official notification of the tax reduction. Some other fees to keep in mind are:
  • If a SCAR petition needs to be a filed, there may be a $30 court filing fee.
  • If you're in Suffolk County and you're eligible for a reduction, a $75 CMA fee applies unless you provide us with a recent certified appraisal.
Let's go back to the beginning for just a moment - you should also know that we do NOT charge a fee to be qualified.

If your request for a reduction ends up being denied, not only do we not charge a fee, but your property taxes will remain unchanged, so you won't have to worry about any added costs there either - there are no penalties! In fact, you can try to grieve your taxes again next year when this happens, and the same principal applies when you work with us - no reduction that time, no fee either.

To learn more about tax grievance deadlines, visit our website!

If you're ready to get started, we encourage you to send in your application sooner rather than later, as the grievance process can take a long time. Specifically, it can take anywhere from 18-24 months in Nassau County, and in Suffolk County, it can take anywhere from 12-18 months. And remember - no reduction, no fee from P.T.R.C. Inc.

For more information, please give us a call at (516)/(631) 484-0654 or email us at

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