Do you think your taxes are too high? That’s a loaded question! However, you may be right! The assessment on your home may be too high – and if that’s the case – Your taxes are too high! Time is running out to apply for a tax reduction. Tax Grievance Day is May 19th for New York State. Applications can be accessed for the Towns of Huntington, Babylon and Smithtown.
Since many applications are denied by the Towns, you may want to use a Tax Grievance Service. Generally, they charge a nominal fee to file the application, and if they are successful in their appeal they charge 1/2 of the first year’s tax reduction as their fee. If they are not successful, there are no additional charges beyond the initial application fee. I’m sure there are many reliable and successful services. I used Mark Lewis and was very happy to receive a significant reduction on my property taxes last year. NYS has a report regarding tax grievance which you may find helpful.