The Property Tax Grievance Process Explained

The property tax grievance process can be pretty complicated, but we've tried to simplify and explain how property tax assessments are calculated for you. The important thing to remember is, once you decide you want to file a Tax Grievance, we're here to make the process simple and painless!

Due to current market conditions, there has never been a better time to challenge your tax assessment and reduce your property taxes.

Thousands of Long Island home owners are paying too much on their property taxes because of their current property tax assessments. Here are a few key factors that may make your home eligible for a property tax assessment reduction:

  • Your tax assessment went up but you are unsure why

  • Houses in your neighborhood similar to yours are being sold for less than what you paid

  • You got a "great deal" on your recently purchased home

  • You haven't filed a property tax grievance in the past five years

  • A recent appraisal of your home was lower than market value


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

What We Do / Our Fees

PROPERTY TAX STUDY

COMPARES HOMEOWNERS WHO DID NOT GET A PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION VERSUS HOMEOWNERS THAT WON A PROPERTY TAX GRIEVANCE REDUCTION.

 

Suffolk County 

ZapMyTax Study - Spring 2016.  Reduced property taxes are a result of a reduced assessment. 

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TAXES

 

A COMPARISON WAS MADE BY CALCULATING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROPERTY TAXES FROM 2011 AND 2015.

* FOR PROPERTIES WHERE A PROPERTY TAX GRIEVANCE HAD NOT BEEN FILED DURING 2011-2015. 

** FOR PROPERTIES WHERE A PROPERTY TAX GRIEVANCE WAS FILED AT LEAST ONCE BUT NOT FILED EVERY YEAR DURING 2011-2015.

+  FILING A PROPERTY TAX GRIEVANCE DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS NOR YOUR BANK REQUIREMENTS AND MAY REDUCE YOUR PROPERTY TAX ESCROW REQUIREMENT WITH YOUR MORTGAGE HOLDER AND THEREFORE LOWER YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENT.

STUDY CONDUCTED BY ZAPMYTAX IN SPRING 2016. THE STUDY WAS COMPRISED OF SUFFOLK COUNTY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AS CLASSIFIED BY SUFFOLK COUNTY, WHERE A GRIEVANCE WAS FILED WHETHER THEY WON OR LOST. EXCLUDED FROM THIS STUDY WERE HOMES WITH CHANGES DURING THE STUDY PERIOD TO EXEMPTION STATUS, LEGAL DESCRIPTION (DSBL), AND SQUARE FOOTAGE. OTHER FACTORS WERE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION TO EXCLUDE SPECIFIC PROPERTIES THAT WOULD MATERIALLY IMPAIR THE ACCURACY OF THIS STUDY. BEGINNING YEAR OF THE STUDY WAS 2011. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.

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