Thursday, February 28, 2019

Upcoming Long Island Events: March 2019

From Long Island's Winterfest to St. Patrick’s Day Parades, beat the winter blues with these fun local events!

The Chocolate Expo 
March 3, from 10am-7pm, Garden City
Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Here’s your chance to taste, purchase and indulge in delicious chocolate goodies at The Chocolate Expo! This year will have over 80 vendors with a variety of chocolate offerings — from vegan chocolate to chocolate wine — at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

Nassau County’s 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge 
March 10, from 1pm-3pm, Oyster Bay
Work up the nerve to jump into the Oyster Bay Harbor in honor of Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County's 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! Festivities start at 1pm — rain, snow or shine. Enjoy free hot dogs, drinks to keep warm, along with a DJ all for a good cause. And as a reminder, daylight savings begins on March 10, so be sure to turn your clocks ahead.

St. Patrick’s Day Parades
All month long, Islandwide
Regardless if you’re a Nassau or Suffolk county resident, you can rest assured that March will have your pick of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to choose from. The Kings Park parade starts us off on March 2, Huntington’s parade on March 10, Patchogue’s falls on St. Patrick’s Day itself, Montauk’s on March 24, and Jamesport’s on March 30. Be sure to look up your local St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

Long Island Winterfest 
Now through March 24, 2019, East End
Now in its 12th year, Long Island Winterfest is a celebration of our East End’s vineyards, breweries, hotels, music, art, food, and MORE — all packaged into 5 weekends of fun. Check out their website, linked above, to learn more!

And remember, Nassau and Suffolk’s grievance deadline is around the corner — have you submitted your application yet? Enjoy all the fun that Long Island has to offer this March and be sure to contact us for your tax reduction needs!

We have successfully challenged property taxes since 1990 and are here to help you SAVE! Contact us today for more information.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Why Choose P.T.R.C., Inc.

Here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we strongly believe that NO ONE should pay more than their fair share of property tax.

That’s why we’ve been helping residents across Long Island in property tax reductions for over two decades! Since 1990, we’ve handled over 285,000 assessment challenges and secured millions of dollars in reductions and refunds for our clients.

If you’re looking for help in filing your tax grievance, you won’t go wrong by enlisting P.T.R.C., Inc. — and here’s why:

We’re one of the leaders in property tax challenges. 

We’re proud to serve over-burdened, Nassau and Suffolk County homeowners for almost 30 years. We’re dedicated to assuring our clients are paying the lowest possible property tax as required by law.

We only charge a fee on successful cases. 

That’s right, if you don’t get a reduction, we don’t charge you a fee. Learn more about how the fees work, here, on our website.

We’re recognized as fair and honest.

Spinning off of the above, we’re not collecting money from you if you do not win a property tax reduction. We work closely with each of our clients and keep customer service as our number one priority — that’s why we can be reached at any time via email:

Experience the difference in working with a team of experts! Contact us today to get started.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day on LI

National Margarita Day is Friday, February 22 and we can’t think of a better way to end the (cold, and semi-snowy) work week.

If you’re looking for local Long Island spots to celebrate — look no further, we’ve got you covered:

Bahama Breeze Island Grille (Lake Grove): Looks like they’re planning to double the fun this year — with TWO days of margarita deals! That’s right, starting tomorrow, Thursday February 21 and running through Friday February 22, you can enjoy $2.22 Silver Margaritas from open to close.

Besito Mexican (Huntington, Roslyn, and West Islip): Head down for lunch on Friday from 12-3pm to enjoy 2 for 1 specialty margaritas! Then from 4-6pm, the restaurants will be offering a tequila tasting featuring Roca Patron Tequila — and as an added bonus, the chain is also offering a $100 Besito gift card giveaway! Full details here»

Chili’s (Multiple Locations): Join the fiesta with three margaritas for $5 each! Pick your poison: Cuervo Blue Margarita, the islandy Tropical Sunrise Margarita, or the fruity Blueberry Pineapple Margarita.

Verde Kitchen & Cocktails (Bayshore): Known for amazing Mexican food AND their margaritas, you won't go wrong by heading down to Verde Kitchen & Cocktails for margarita specials all day long!

The Refuge (Melville): From 4-7pm in the bar area, The Refuge is offering up $5 Avion Tequila margaritas and $4 tequila shots. Or visit their sister restaurant, Kpacho in New Hyde Park who will be serving up $6 classic margaritas and $7 flavored margaritas along with a Patron tasting from 5- 7pm.

Here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, our team is dedicated to getting you the reductions you deserve no matter what day of the year it is. National Margarita Day means a day closer to Nassau and Suffolk’s grievance deadline — have you submitted your application yet?

We have successfully challenged property taxes since 1990 and are here to help you SAVE! Contact us today for more information.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tick Tock! Nassau County’s Grievance Deadline is Almost Here!

Attention Nassau County: your tax grievance deadline is almost here. What was initially March 1, 2019, has since been extended to April 30, 2019 — so while you have a bit more time, we urge you to get your applications in soon.

By filing a grievance, you have the potential of reducing your property taxes by hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars and the team here at P.T.R.C., Inc. is here to help every step of the way!

Click "Apply Now" below to get started:
Once we receive your signed application, the P.T.R.C., Inc. team will represent you before the Assessment Review Commission (ARC) in Nassau County. We’ll take care of all the necessary documentation and appear on your behalf.

Remember, our policy is simple — if there is no reduction, you don’t pay us anything!

And there is NO risk to you! Your taxes cannot increase because of a challenge. Learn more about the fees, here, on our website.

Curious about how much you can save? Take a look at what your neighbors have already saved and contact us today to get started!

If you have any questions about the Nassau County tax grievance process, we would be more than happy to help! Just call (516) 484-0654 or email us at and one of our friendly customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Romantic Places for Valentine's Day Dates in New York

3 Romantic Places for Valentine's Day Dates in New York

The “loveliest” month of the year is back, which makes for the perfect excuse to plan some adventures with your significant other. Granted, New York is relatively cold during this time of year, but surprisingly, its home to unmatched Valentine's Day experiences. If you’re looking for some plans for the big day, then here are a few of our favorite picks:

Visit Time Square

One of the most iconic spots to visit in Manhattan happens to be Times Square. Besides being located in the “heart” of New York City, this spot is the perfect place to be on Valentine’s Day. From the famous sights and sounds to the picture-perfect photo ops, there’s nothing better than walking through the most legendary spot in Manhattan with your loved one!
Additionally, Times Square happens to be a rather popular location for many couples, being the place where proposals are made, vows are renewed, and sometimes (if you’re lucky to see it) an actual wedding will occur right in front of your eyes. Even if you don’t plan on participating in any of the above, yet, just seeing people share their love for one another is arguably one of the best, timeless experiences the Big Apple has to offer.

Enjoy Live Entertainment

If Times Square is not your ideal Valentine's Day spot, there are tons of concerts and comedy shows available for you on the Island. In fact, many forms of live entertainment this time of year offer two-for-one ticket deals, which is always a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of.
 If you do plan on taking your loved one to a live show, it’s best to purchase your tickets in advance. The reason being is this: you’ll typically have a better selection of seats, in addition to avoiding purchasing your tickets from third-party resellers — which are usually overpriced, and sometimes, not even authentic tickets at all.

Go to the Movies

Last but not least, seeing a popular film at your local cinema is still the epitome of a perfect date night, no matter what time of the year it may be. Whether you’re in the mood to catch a new film or a limited engagement screening of a romantic classic, you and your significant other will truly have a wonderful, relaxing evening. As an added bonus, just like live entertainment, sometimes theaters will offer a low-cost ticket special on the big day — and it’s important to redeem that offer as soon as you see it since it could be limited.

As the leader in property tax challenges, the staff at P.T.R.C., Inc. is dedicated to assuring that our clients pay the lowest possible property tax as required by law. To see how we can help you, give us a call at (516) 344-8375/(631) 397-0785 or visit our website for more information. 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Why It’s Important to Understand Your Property Tax Numbers

When a person buys a home for the first time, they may overlook a critical factor associated with home ownership: their property taxes. Property taxes have a significant impact on your life, in addition to real estate ownership. Understanding property tax numbers is an essential part of ownership, care, and your utmost attention should be devoted to learning about these figures.

Property Taxes Make Up a Major Part of Home Ownership Costs

When you look at the cost of owning a home, the major factors associated with this asset are your mortgage payments, interest, principal, and property taxes. While property taxes fluctuate widely across the United States, in many places property taxes make up a significant amount of the cost of your home and therefore require real analysis. If you don't take the time to understand both what your current property taxes are and what they can be increased to, you may end up with a home that is out of your financial means. This is why it’s extremely important to take the time to understand what your property taxes are, and what they have traditionally been increased by, in order to understand whether they are within your budget.

Understand What You Are Paying for

Take some time to understand what your property taxes entail and what benefits accrue to you (and your community) when you do so. Of course, the answer will fluctuate from community to community — but property taxes typically tend to include the cost of public school, sanitation department/services, and your local fire department. Other costs often included are library services and park maintenance. When you dive further into the details of your property tax numbers, this will allow you to understand the programs that you can benefit from, as well as the returns that you can get on your taxes.

Avoid Overpaying On Your Taxes

Luckily, there are many programs that will allow you to reduce the property taxes you are currently paying. In New York state, for example, the STAR program allows you to reduce the total you owe in property taxes. It’s important to take the time to learn about your current property tax situation and how you can possibly reduce your balance as a whole. While most communities will try to equitably divide the cost of your property taxes, some homeowners may end up being charged an inequitable share. When you thoroughly examine, and learn, every detail of your property taxes, you may be able to have your taxes grieved and ultimately reduce the total cost that you will end up paying.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Historical Places to Visit This Winter

In the wintertime, most people want to cozy up and stay indoors to enjoy their families. While there is nothing wrong with that, you might start to get a bit restless, and that’s where a winter trip comes in! With most people inclined to stay indoors, this is a great time to see some beautiful and historical elements that you may have never seen before. If you are looking for some inspiration, and to beat the crowds these three locations offer a rich history, and very much worth a trip to this winter:

Washington D. C.

From museums to the White House, Washington D. C. is one of the most culture-rich cities in the U.S.  While many may think it could be an expensive trip, here are some of the top enjoyable sights to see that are conveniently free:

·        Lincoln, Jefferson, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials
·        National Gallery of Art where you’ll find the Declaration of Independence
·        Rock Creek Park which is also home to the National Zoo
·        U.S. National Arboretum
·        Gravelly Point & Hains Point
·        Take a tour of the Whitehouse East Wing

Washington, D.C is also home to The National Museum of African American History and Culture and offers an abundance of exhibitions. The displayed artifacts depict the contributions that Black Americans have made through our history and give you a glimpse into history through the African American lens.

Honolulu Hawaii

If you are itching for a warm getaway, with a little history on the side, save up and make the trip of a lifetime to Honolulu, Hawaii. When you begin to plan your sightseeing adventures, add The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to the top of your list. The memorial commemorates the day, December 7, 1941, that Pearl Harbor received a surprise Japanese attack on The USS Arizona. Today, Arizona rest right where she fell, and it marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and marines that lost their lives.

Navajo Nation
Tuba City, in Arizona, offers a self-guided tour that will let you experience and learn the Navajo culture, explore the scenery, and buy directly from their vendors. Plan ahead though, because this is a three-day tour. If you are looking for more of an art experience, you can find a schedule demonstration in Navajoland. From woven rugs to handmade pottery and jewelry — these works of art are truly a sight to see.

So your winter travels will not be boring. There are some interesting things that we can explore if we can leave this house to do so. Book your trip now, and enjoy a nice winter vacation.