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  • Nice job! That took some doing. I'm delighted you stuck with it and it was successful. I have recommended your firm to others
    -- Bob
  • Thanks very much for doing so well in reducing my assessment. Great job
    -- Ron
  • Thank you for your persistence. I will pass on your info to any interested friends
    --Stephen
  • You guys are the best!
    -- Jonathan
  • Thank you. You guys are great
    - Tina
  • nice job...thanks ...I received the adjusted 2010-11 tax bill this week
    - Jerald M
  • My son speaks very highly of your company and customer service
    -- Jennie
  • Wow, very nice, that's terrific! Good job. Thanks very much
    -- Gary
  • Thank you for your work and success in getting our tax assessment lowered
    -- Catherine
  • I received notice today that you were successful on the appeal and won a 12.9% reduction in taxes. Thank you for your action
    -- Eric
  • Your service is wonderful (you cut my taxes by a HUGE amount two years ago) and I merely want to assure that all systems are go for this latest attempt!
    -- Peter
  • Thank you for the Ducks tickets. My son will be just about 4 when we go to the game!
    -- Hayley
  • I would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" for getting my taxes reduced by almost $900 a year. This will be a big help. I am so excited about this that I am going to tell my neighbors about your company and the great job you did for me
    -- Maureen
  • Thank you for reducing our property assessment in 2009!
    -- Joanne
  • Just signed up for ZapMyTax. I really appreciate your easy to use online interface and the friendly customer service. Thanks for making a hard job easier
    -- John
  • I am so happy with your company. They saved me money
    -- Frank
  • Thanks for getting our taxes lowered. It means a great deal to us since our income is much lower now and paying taxes here is a struggle
    -- Sandra
  • We have been inundated with solicitations on tax grievances. We have chosen PACG on the basis of your pleasant and efficient handling of my questions during our telephone conversation and your speedy action in response
    -- Henry
  • I would like to state that speaking to you is what helped me make the decision of which tax reduction company I wanted to deal with when I had about ten different flyers which I received in the mail
    -- Ellen
  • Thank you Zap My Tax. You did a great job
    - Gholamreza F
  • I just received my 2010-2011 tax bill from the Town of Huntington. I am very pleased with my reduction. Thanks
    - Steve
  • “I just received my current Huntington house tax bill with the revised assessment...Being that this was my second tax grievance on this house and every other tax grievance company told me there was no chance of getting a second grievance I only feel I should do something for you.  If you need a recommendation for anyone considering your service just send them to me.   Thank you for the excellent job you did!”
     -- Bob F
  • “We never realized we could save so much on our property taxes!”
    -- Vincent D
  • “Thank you for the successful appeal you filed on my behalf.  It is surely needed to be able to stay on Long Island as I reach my retirement age.” 
    -- Jeanne T
  • “Thank you for the time you spent with me on the phone concerning the property tax grievance process.  Your personal care and attention for my particular situation is gratefully appreciated by me as well as my elderly mother.  Once again I thank you sincerely for your concern in regard to this matter.  Please allow me to say God bless you as well.”
    -- Rev. Michael S
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How Lower Your Property Taxes

There are two basic ways you can reduce your Property Taxes:

1. File A Property Tax Grievance

A Property Tax Grievance is a formal complaint that is filed contesting a town's assessed value of a specific property. If we can prove your home is worth less than the taxable value, you are eligible for a property tax reduction.

Many property owners worry that if they file a grievance, their taxes may be raised or someone from the assessor's office will come to their home. We can assure you that neither of these things will happen. Upon filing a tax grievance, your property tax assessment can be lowered or remain the same, but cannot be increased, and no one will come to your home (except our own assessor who reviews your property only from the outside).

2. Lower Your Assessment through Exemptions

The easiest way to lower your assessment is to apply for a STAR exemption. STAR is New York State's School Tax Relief Program that includes a school property tax rebate program and a partial property tax exemption from school taxes. All New Yorkers who own and live in their home - whether it's a condominium, cooperative apartment, manufactured home, farm dwelling, apartment building or mixed-use property - are eligible for the STAR exemption on their primary residence.

Basic STAR exemption is available for owner-occupied, primary residences regardless of the owners' ages or incomes. Basic STAR works by exempting the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes.

The Enhanced STAR exemption is available for the primary residences of senior citizens (age 65 and older) with yearly household incomes not exceeding the statewide standard.

There are also exemptions for Veterans and Clergy.

ZapMyTax does not file for STAR exemptions, but we thought you should know about them. For more information and an application, contact your Assessor's office, or click here.

The deadline to file for a STAR exemption is usually March 1st, but check with your Town to make sure of the deadline date.

 

For more information, click on the links below:

Important News For Homeowners

If You Are Selling Your Home

How Your Property Tax Assessments Are Determined

Why Your Property Tax Assessment May Be Too High

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