Will my taxes go up because I filed a grievance?
Your taxes cannot be raised becaused you filed a tax grievance and no one will visit your home. Taxes can only be reduced or remain the same.
What is the Property Selection Wizard?
Our exclusive Property Selection Wizard uses the information entered in the Property Profile section to display property sales within your zip code and school district. The program then color codes the results to help you select comparable properties.
How long does the process take?
Suffolk County towns have set the 3rd tuesday in May as Grievance day. Your petition must be filed by this date for the next tax year. You usually receive your results around Labor day. If you are successful with your towns BAR, Board of Assessment Review, your new assessment will take effect with your next tax bill, usually at the end of the year you filed your petition. If you are not satisfied with your answer, you have 30 days to file an appeal known as a SCAR hearing. This will takes a while. Its not unusal to wait another year for your hearing. If you win in court, your assessment and taxes will be adjusted at the end of the year and a refund / rebate may be issued retroactive to the year you filed your original grievance.
How often should I check if I am over assessed?
Unlike other grievances companies, our system is runs in real time, this means our data is always being updated and made available to our clients. Log back in often to see how your changing value effects your property taxes.
Additionally, you will be able to use your reports as a starting point to talk with your insurance agent about your property insurance.
Why should I file a tax grievance?
For one thing, there is no downside to filling. Your assessment will not ne increased and no one will visit your home. Additionally, if your are selling your home, filing a grievance could benefit you by lowering your monthly mortgage payments making your home more attractive to potential buyers.
What is a Short Sale?
Good Question! A short sale is when the lender is willing to take an amount less than the current amount due on a mortgage in order for the homeowner to complete a sale. This does not mean that that's the value of the property. It's simply a settlement between the lender and borrower. This is why towns does not use the short sale price to establish assessment.
I think my assessment is ok.
Homeowners may feel that their assessment is ok because their tax bill shows a low assessment. However, the real question is equality. Is your home value equal to similar homes in your area?
You can check here FREE, as often as you like. Unlike competitors, our system work in real-time. As values change, we make it available ot our clients FREE. No contracts and no commissions. No other company can match this... PERIOD.
I won a reduction before. Should I file again?
Yes, each year presents new challanges for homeowners. We previously said that homeowners should be concerned with equality. Is your assessment equal to others in your neighborhood. You can find out here for FREE. Now.
Who can file a tax grievance?
You can file a tax grievance and receive an assessment reduction and tax rebate if you are:
- a person named in the records of the County Clerk as a homeowner
- an authorized agent of the homeowner
- a person who has contracted to buy the home
- the estate of a deceased homeowner
If you are not one of the above, you cannt file a tax grievance.
I own an investment property. Can I file?
Yes, you can file a tax grievance petition. However, if you are not satisfied with the results from your town, you cannot appeal by filing for a SCAR hearing. A SCAR is only available to resident homeowners.