Nassau County Tax Grievance – Deadline March 1, 2016

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Nassau County’s real estate market is still recovering which should make most every Nassau homeowner’s property values decline further this year.  The one silver lining in that dark cloud- you might have a great shot at lowering your property taxes.  If you think you’ve been over assessed, you have a right to protest the assessment – which could mean tax dollars in your pocket.  Let’s face it, in this economy, every dollar counts!

“Nassau County will not voluntarily reduce your assessed value”

The 2016 Tax Grievance season is here and it is setting up to be a big one!  This is mainly due to another dismal year in the yet to recover Nassau County housing market.  A bad thing if you are trying to sell, a great opportunity if you are thinking about grieving your taxes!

Get your property taxes lowered!  Don’t miss Nassau County’s deadline!

Legislator David Denenberg of Merrick (Nassau County) told the following to Newsday;

 “We’ve gotten to the point where the assessments make no sense. The reductions make no sense. The effect on your taxes makes no sense. And the only thing that makes sense is to challenge your assessment.”

Don’t forget to grieve your taxes this year!

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We believe all Nassau County residents should heed the legislator’s call to action and challenge your assessment.

Nassau County Facts

  • Ranks #1 highest property taxes in America according to The Tax Foundation
  • Use’s complex property classification systems that can make the effective tax rates especially misleading, said Tim Hoefer director of the Empire Center
  • Under NYS law filing a Property Tax Grievance cannot raise your Property Taxes
  • Any homeowners in Nassau County that misses the Property Tax Grievance deadline of March 1st 2016, must wait until 2017
  • If you want to lower your Monthly Mortgage Bill and save money, this is one of the easiest ways
  • No one will visit your home from the Assessor’s or our office

What is Property Tax Grievance? 

Property tax grievance is a formal complaint filed against a town’s assessed value on a particular parcel of property based upon comparable sales. The town places a value on every property. ie – $600,000 – if we can prove your home is worth less than that value, we will accept your grievance. If there are sales in your area that are equal and above that value, we will send you a letter stating that, in our opinion, you have no case. If a neighbor has a similar home, and has lower property taxes, it may mean that they are under assessed; it is not a basis for accepting your case. The easiest cases to win are those on homes that have been purchased within the last year or homes that are currently for sale. To help entice potential buyers we can supply a letter stating an estimated reduction for homes that are for sale.

 Ways to Apply for Tax Grievance in Nassau County:

  1. Submitting an online application is the easiest and fastest way.  Click Here to Apply for Nassau Tax Grievance
  2. Click this link if you prefer to print out the application in PDF form and fax it to 631-782-3174
  3. Or you can call us at 631-782-3177

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Message from the Governor on Nassau Property Tax

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Hear What our Clients Have to Say about or Grievance Service

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Heller & Clausen Grievance Tax Group was great saved my husband and I $3,800 a year in property taxes.  Best tax grievance firm around!

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They saved me money! They were very knowledgeable about all of the tax grievance policies, ensuring that they saved me as much as possible. They were always available for any questions I had, and definitely worked hard for me. I am very happy with their services and plan to use them every year.

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[message_box title=”Richard D.” color=”white”]Thank you for your excellent work in winning my real estate grievance. I am looking forward to receiving my refund in the sum of $3,357.84.

Thanks for your professionalism in this matter.

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I tried another company for years with little or no reduction. Your company saved me over $6,600 a year!

Thanks Heller & Clausen Grievance Group.

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Nassau County Tax Reductions ( Our Clients)

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Appealing Your Property Tax Bill

Did you know that you can actually reduce your property’s tax bill if you appeal the value assigned to your property by the taxman? In fact, it’s the estimated value that is used for the purpose of calculating your taxes. If you want to reduce your taxes, the best way is to prove your property is worth less than its estimated value. Doing so is easy by researching online or calling your realtor. If in your research you discover that you’re right about this, then the process for appealing can take up to 18-24 months to finalize.

Read your assessment letter

Nassau & Suffolk Counties regularly estimate the real estate they tax. This means that when they receive your estimation, it’s going to contain info regarding your property (such as legal description and lot size), but also the estimated value of your land and property. To calculate your property tax, the local government will multiply your property’s assessed value by the local tax rate (values vary from town to town). However, if you think that your home’s value is a lot higher than its actual value, you should dispute it right away.

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