Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Grieving Your Property Taxes for the First Time

 

Grieving your property taxes is a process by which you can challenge your tax assessment and potentially lower your annual property tax bill. It can seem daunting if you've never gone through the process before. But don't worry! This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to grieve your property taxes successfully.
 

What Is a Property Tax Grievance?

A property tax grievance is a formal challenge to your property tax assessment. The assessment is the value that the municipality has placed on your property for tax purposes. In most cases, your estimate will be based on the sale price of your home. However, if there have yet to be any recent sales of comparable homes in your area, the municipality may use other methods to assess your property's value.
 

Why Would I Want to Grieve My Property Taxes?

The primary reason to grieve your property taxes is to lower your annual property tax bill. If you succeed in reducing your assessment, your tax bill will be lowered accordingly. This can mean significant savings, especially if your estimate was significantly higher than the sale price of your home.
 

How Do I Grieve My Property Taxes?

While this is a process you can tackle yourself, a lot goes into it. It can be complicated, from filing the correct paperwork to presenting yourself at a hearing to make the case for why you believe your assessment should be lowered. That is where we come in.

When you trust P.T.R.C., Inc., we can take care of everything for you! Simply submit your application, and we'll be in touch regarding our process to help you pay the lowest legal amount possible for your property taxes.
 

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You count on one of the leaders in property tax challenges! For decades, Property Tax Reduction Consultants on Long Island has strived to minimize clients’ property tax assessment with personalized service. Customer service is our number one priority.

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