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Old 06-12-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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So Nassau County had plans to reassess all properties in Nassau County during 2015 and on January 1, 2016 you would get a new assessed value which your 2017/2018 tax bill would be based on.

Last county wide assessment was January 1 2011 based on 2010 values. Assessments are out of wack as some folks grieve every year and some folks don't. It has been five years since last county wide assessment and between housing collapse, housing recovery and Sandy home values are all over the place since last county wide assessment.

Now Nassau is saying they dont have manpower to do a county wide assessment in 2015 so they are just going to do some updates and push back the full assessment to a later date impacting your 2019/2020 tax bill.

Do you folks think Nassau's system is nuts or what? This year Nassau had an all time record of property tax grievances and the vast majority of folks win.

If one did not grieve in last few years it is pretty guaranteed your taxes are going up a lot!!!!
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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The should just hire an outside company and be done with it.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:37 AM
 
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Is there a grievance system anywhere else?
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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Is there a grievance system anywhere else?
Obviously in Suffolk. "Grieving" taxes, as a term, is pretty much NY specific I found but many states/localities allow for the contesting of tax assessments.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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The should just hire an outside company and be done with it.
Shhh, Nassau very skittish about outside companies right now. See: multiple non-low bidder awards to campaign donors plus the Skelos and Son debacle.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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All of NY you can grieve taxes. Difference in Suffolk assessed value stays static and grievances process is harder as no land record viewer on line site and they dont rubber stamp every grievances.

In Nassau I can grieve my own taxes in less than five minutes no line.

Jersey for instance it is done at town level. You have to grieve via paper form and attach a check. The town sends someone to inspect inside and outside of your house and you have to be there when they come. If you have illegal renovations they might actually raise taxes. If you lose there you have to file another fee, go to court and take the day off.


With that many roadblocks very few do it. In nassau they even has a Mass Upload took lawyers use you can grieve hundreds of houses per house.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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They are trying to hire an outside company. But it is June 12 and still in RFP/bidding process. The company they want to hire which is well known said to do it properly they have to inpect everyone home inside out. Nassau did not have money for that. Then they said maybe but we should at least drive by each house. Nassau is up in air on that. Now clock is running out.

No outside firm will guarantee assessing over 400,000 properties By December with any degree of accuracy.

if you dont have time to google earth or drive by each house and do a mass change the new roll will also be useless
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:57 AM
 
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It really needs to be done correctly. And that means actual visits.....not drive-bys.

And yes........all those illegal modifications will be caught.

But in the end........there's equalization amongst all properties.

I get the full re-eval every three years.......the two interim years are statiscal updates only.

I know of two identical houses on the North Shore. They look exactly the same from the outside. Identical sized lots. Even the house color is the same. But..........one shines like a diamond inside........the other looks like the interior of a frat house.........both have same assessments. Is that fair? Of course not.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:59 AM
 
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I suspect the tax rates will reflect what they need to pay their debts and gravy train riders more than "accuracy." We're all aware the tax base is little more than an ATM for them. I also doubt there's interest in redoing the assessment system and making the process "fair" because the companies that file grievances are well connected.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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They will ALWAYS have to deal with the commercial properties who threaten to pull up stakes and move if they not only don't get reductions, but now flat out abatements. It's a comical but not so funny scam. Big donors are commercial RE companies with commercial RE lawyers. The county would (and do) throw it all on the backs of the taxpayer but it's still a minefield now that the challenge process is no longer a secret (and takes 10 mins online). Fairness is never part of the plan. It's appease those with the most juice while trying not to get too much backlash from the peasants.
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