Towns Armed With A “Presumption Of Correctness”

From Greenworks:

 The Golden Key to Winning Your Tax Appeal

The world of municipal real estate tax appeals is unlike any other. Lawyers, politicians, residents and accountants all have a significant say not only in your property taxes, but also in the outcome of your property tax appeal. The deck is stacked against taxpayers before they even show up to their tax appeal.

How could that be?

A little something called the “Presumption of Correctness.”

The Presumption of Correctness is a legal doctrine in New Jersey that assumes the municipality is correct in how it levied its taxes against you. That means the default position where any tax appeal starts at is, you’re wrong. If the town had outdated information, improperly trained evaluators or just negligent or incompetent staff, unless you can prove otherwise, the town is presumed to be correct.

That’s a tough position for any homeowner to be in. You can see the results at the tax appeal hearings. The great mass of taxpayers’ appeals are routinely rejected because the town is presumed to be correct at the outset and the property owners are not properly armed with the data, evidence and facts needed to overcome the Presumption of Correctness. Overcoming the presumption of correctness is the golden key to winning your tax appeal.

But don’t take our word for it. Listen to what Sarah says about her tax appeal coordinated by GreenWorks….

 

email

Similar Articles

Assessing Your Assessemen... Fair to say,  if you are living in New Jersey, you are probably paying more property taxes than you should. The National Taxpayers Union, in fact, estimates
Reassessments May Be Head...   MyCentralJersey.com Are you fairly taxed? NJ targets towns on assessments MyCentralJersey.com That’s the primary reason why the number of tax appeals continues to drop in Somerset
Why Not Everyone Embraces...   In many towns throughout New Jersey, property assessment values have failed to be adjusted relative to their market (or “True”) values.  In towns such as Jersey
New Monmouth County Asses...   From: Asbury Park Press Across Monmouth County, a new way of assessing property values, the Assessment Demonstration Program or ADP, is leaving property owners either outraged
Legislation Would Advise ...   From: NJ Spotlight Letting Property Owners Know They Can Challenge Annual Tax Assessments NJ Spotlight The push to raise awareness for property tax appeals comes as
Westfield Realtor Offers ...   From PR News: In 2012, according to the Department of Treasury’s Division of Taxation, more than 90,000 residential tax appeals were filed in New Jersey —
Deadline For NJ Tax Appea...   Bу Eric Obernauer Nеw Jersey Herald   Fог tһоѕе wһо Ьеӏіеνе they're paying tоо mυсһ property tax аnԁ аге thinking оf filing аn appeal, tһе annual
Atlantic City Borrows Fun... From Press of Atlantic City:  Atlantic City Council votes to borrow $102 million to settle tax-appeal debts By EMILY PREVITI Staff Writer pressofAtlanticCity.com   …More at Press
NJ Towns May Be Forced To... Patch.com From The Westfield Patch: N.J. Says These Towns Must Reassess – And Could Have Much Higher Tax Bills Patch.com Revaluations can be unpopular, and property owners
Princeton U’s Non-P...   Packet Online PRINCETON: State appeals court refuses to throw out challenge to university’s … Packet Online Princeton was trying to reverse a decision by tax court
Settling Out Of Court Les... As municipalities continue being hammered with tax appeals, billions of dollars in revenue are being lost by the state.  In 2011, muncipalities in New Jersey lost in

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.