Do You Need A Tax Grievance?
Are you paying too much in real estate taxes?
A tax grievance is a formal complaint filed against a town’s assessed value on a particular parcel of property. Any person who pays property taxes can grieve an assessment, including:
- property owners
- tenants who are required to pay property taxes pursuant to a lease or written agreement
Only the assessment on the current tentative assessment roll can be grieved - you can't grieve assessments from prior years. If your property is located in a village that assesses property, you will have two assessments, one for the village and one for the town.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak tax day has been pushed from April 15th to July 15th
Tax Grievance Deadlines:
Nassau Deadline April 2
Suffolk Deadline May 19
For the past two years, the law firm of Schroder & Strom, LLP has come to Lucky to Live Here Realty to discuss the process of grieving your taxes. Since 2000, the tax certiorari law firm of Schroder & Strom has focused on real estate litigation, successfully reducing taxes for commercial and residential clients in Nassau County and Suffolk County, throughout New York State in over 1000 counties, and in New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida.
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Count on the highest level of professionalism, personalized service and a proven record of success from a team of attorneys and paralegals that is unmatched in its dedication to favorable outcomes. They have a 96% success rate.
Common questions include:
- Should I hire an attorney to file?
- What will it cost me to file?
- When should the filing be done?
- In what municipality does the filing need to be done?
- How much of a reduction can I expect?
- When will I see a reduction?
- How are my taxes calculated?
- How often should the filing be done?
- Are there any downsides to filing?
- What is the STAR exemption?