It’s almost Spring – when the talk of property taxes comes to the forefront. School budgets, Town budgets – even Gov. Spitzer is talking about reducing property taxes. But there may be a means to reduce your property taxes by doing a little homework yourself.
Some deadlines are upon us. March 1st is the deadline to apply for the Star Program and other tax exemptions. See the Town of Huntington booklet on tax exemptions . If you want to file a formal complaint about the tax assessment on your home then you must do so before the 3rd Tuesday in May. This year May 15 is Tax Grievance Day. If you would like a copy of the New York State booklet, "A Taxpayer’s Guide: How to File for a Review of Your Assessment," please contact the Assessor’s Office. The form to grieve your taxes can be accessed here. You may choose to have someone else grieve your taxes. Some of my homeowners have used Mark Lewis at 631-696-2222. He has successfully reduced their taxes – maybe he can do the same for you. If you were pleased with a tax grievance service and would like to recommend them, then please comment.