If you want to formally challenge your property assessment in Nassau County, you should first be aware of how this municipality works. Here at Heller & Consultants Tax Grievance, we have developed over a decade’s worth of experience in this industry. Below, we will cover 5 of the most common myths people believe regarding our tax grievance process.
Myth #1: Municipality Officials will Show Up at My Home
Many people believe that the municipality officials will actually arrive in person to inspect your home once you file a petition. In reality, this is very far from the truth. The local authorities typically rely on information in the public domain. Especially information that is accessible online. Therefore, don’t worry about having local officials show up at your home if you choose to file a tax grievance.
Myth #2: Tax Grievance Only Needs to Be Done Once
As a general rule of thumb, it is always a good idea to consider filing for tax grievances on an annual basis. This is because you can usually end up saving quite a bit of money this way. However, don’t assume that doing this process once will be suitable. Nassau County taxes rise almost every year. If you sit silently each year and not uphold your rights to tax grievance, you should expect your property tax rates to go up.
Myth #3: You Need to Show Up for Your Hearing
The beauty of filing all your paperwork properly and in a timely manner is that you don’t actually have to show up for your hearing on Grievance Day. If you work with professionals such as Heller & Consultants Tax Grievance Group, they will go through all the necessary steps to let you continue on with your normal life without any unnecessary time commitments such as attending the hearing.
Myth #4: It Could Cause Your Value Assessment to Increase
Many of the people seeking tax grievance for their property are concerned about the extra attention that they bring upon themselves by filing an appeal. It’s important to understand that this extra attention, at the very worst, will only uphold the same value assessment given to you previously. Filing for tax grievance will absolutely never result in an increased value assessment of your property.
Myth #5: The Process of Tax Grievance is too Expensive
Many property owners see tax grievances in a more practical manner that considers both the short and long-term. Understandably so. It is very logical to assume that the process of tax grievance might end up costing you more time and money than what you would deem worth it. However, working with a professional company will ensure that you receive the highest amount of savings possible in both terms of time saved and the money saved on property taxes.
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Heller & Consultants Tax Grievance Group has helped our clients save over $35 million in property taxes since 2007. After over a decade of experience in this industry, we are expert navigators of the tax grievance process. We don’t force our clients to pay anything until their property taxes will be lowered. If you want to hear how much money you could save on your taxes, get a free consultation today.