Q: My real estate taxes have gone up each year and are much higher than that of my neighbor. What is going on?
A: The tax rates in both Nassau and Suffolk County have increased each year because some residential and commercial properties have received tax assessment reductions. As for your neighbor, they might have had successful tax certiorari reductions or have a smaller house, lot or older home with a lower market value. In order to avoid unnecessary hikes, every single taxpayer, homeowner, commercial property owner and even tenant paying the real estate taxes should have the assessment checked each year by an attorney that files for tax reductions.
Richard G. Fromewick is the Chair of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.’s Tax Certiorari and Condemnation practice located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. which centers on providing a full range of real estate tax assessment services.
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