For Homeowners Seeking Tax Appeals, Many Remain Unprepared

 

From New Jersey Herald:

For desperate homeowners, meanwhile, the opportunity to obtain a reduced property assessment — and, by extension, a break on their property taxes — is a small consolation that is hard to pass up after the economic wipeout they have endured the last few years. But misinformation about the process abounds, much of it spurred on by a cottage industry of opportunists eager to cash in on homeowners' frustration by holding out the hope of a quick and easy way to reduce one's taxes.

Misunderstanding how the process works has left many homeowners thoroughly exasperated after their appeal hearings ended with their current assessments being affirmed. In many cases, it was because they were unprepared and unfamiliar with the requirements for mounting a successful appeal…More at Tax appeals surge, but winning takes work – New Jersey Herald

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