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!

Contact Us For Property Tax Reduction in Nassau County

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Best Ways To Relieve Stress During Tax Season

 

Tax season is approaching, and it can often be a stressful time. There's a lot to be taken care of in what feels like a short period, and if you aren't taking care of yourself, your health and wellbeing can fall behind. It's easy to feel a heavy burden when examining your money habits and trying to save or plan for future financial endeavors. So, we have some self-care essentials that will help you tackle tax season like a pro!
 

Avoid Last Minute Stress

It's never a good idea to leave anything to the last minute, especially your taxes. Ensure that you are filing early and try to break up the task. Do your taxes in increments you can handle, and make sure you're aware of every deadline coming your way.
 

Self-Care is Essential

Don't let yourself burn out if you feel burdened as this impending tax season comes around the corner. Ensure you're getting enough sleep or finding remedies that can ease your stress. It's even been suggested that listening to music or drinking herbal tea while filling out your taxes can help a lot. Do what makes you happy — and yes, even sitting down to watch a television show counts as de-stressing!

Ask For Help

Not a lot of people these days tackle their taxes by themselves. Whether you decide to hire a tax consultant or utilize a certain tax software, there are tools out there that can help you get through this stressful season. Any questions or issues can be taken care of by a professional or system, and you can take advantage of these helpers to assist with better money management moving forward.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by numbers and unsure of where to start to lessen the amount you owe this year, you can always apply to get your property taxes decreased! The team here at P.T.R.C., Inc. has saved millions of dollars in property taxes for homeowners. Our mission is to ensure that our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law.
 

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, March 25, 2022

How Do Property Taxes Work In Incorporated Villages?

 

Property taxes can be a huge burden to homeowners, with many dreading the increases that often come year after year. Most of the time, the property tax process is straightforward. But, what if you live in an incorporated village? With many of these villages spanning Long Island, it’s important to understand how your property taxes work when residing within one and what steps you can take to get them lowered!
 

What is an Incorporated Village?

An incorporated village is a small town that has been legally granted incorporation status. These villages are not independent entities, but they are managed by an elected council and have limited powers to regulate their own affairs. Incorporated villages can be located within one or more townships or boroughs, which may, in turn, be part of a county.

Nassau County has about 64 incorporated villages — all residing within three towns. Suffolk County has about 33, all spanning within the 11 municipalities in the county.
 

Determining Property Taxes For Your Incorporated Village

For most incorporated villages, when it comes to your property taxes, you are taxed by both the village and the town that it’s in. The tax rates for incorporated villages can vary greatly, and many have been known to increase over time. Most often, it depends on whether your village conducts its own assessments or utilizes the County’s assessment.

Property taxes can vary from one area to another because of differing assessments, exemptions, and taxing jurisdictions. But, at their core, they represent what you owe for municipal services.

Check with your local government to see the exact additional tax percentages for where you live.
 

Can You Apply For a Property Tax Grievance if You Live in an Incorporated Village?

Most villages have their own assessment rolls for village taxes, so they require a separate filing if you want to grieve their taxes. These villages typically determine their assessments for village taxes. Please get in touch with our office to find out if P.T.R.C., Inc. can file for your village and their specific deadline!

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, March 16, 2022

Plants That Bring Bad Luck at Home

 

Saint Patrick's Day is so close, and there's no better time than now to make sure your luck of the Irish is ready to get you through the day! There are the usual superstitions, but not many homeowners stop to consider that maybe their plants can bring some bad luck too. You're setting the stage for a very lucky Saint Paddy's day by avoiding these bad luck plants and flowers in your house!

Peace Lilies

The peace lily is one of the most common plants that's said to be unlucky because it can easily grow too big and outgrow its pot. This will lead to it drying out and releasing toxins into the air. These are probably best left for outdoor decoration — or someone who knows their flower facts!
 

Henna Plant

Henna, or Mehendi plants, are believed to hold bad energy in them. It's thought that these plants bring negative thoughts, destructive power, and money problems into your home, so it's best to avoid keeping them inside or even near your house!
 

Spiky Plants

According to both Vastu and Feng Shui experts, spiky plants, like that of cactus, are thought to bring bad luck into your home. It is believed that the prickly and thorny leaves carry bad energy with them, releasing anxiety and stress for homeowners.
 

Chrysanthemums

Although these flowers are beautiful, they are actually bringers of bad luck if you keep them in your home. This is because they are generally known for being funeral flowers. So, not the best energy to keep in your living room.
 

Dead Plants

In all honesty, we keep plants in our homes because they bring greenery, fresh air, and positivity inside! You should always avoid keeping dead plants or trees in your house because it invites negative energy and simply doesn't look good. Even dry flowers are thought to attract bad luck. Once you've noticed your flora has reached the end of its lifespan, be sure to get it out of your home ASAP!

It doesn't take much to ensure your home is as lucky as possible, but it's not just your plants that can do the trick. With the assistance of P.T.R.C., Inc., we can help bring good luck to your property taxes by helping you get them reduced!

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