FAQ's

 

Are my property taxes too high? Am I overassessed? 
 
How much do you charge? 
 

Who pays for filing fees, appraisal fees, legal fees or any other fees that may become necessary? 

Can my Property Taxes be INCREASED as a result of your representation?

What if I have recently done substantial home improvements on my home; then can my property taxes be increased as a result of filing the protest? 

What are my chances of success?

What if I miss the deadline to protest / challenge the assessment? 

Am I required to attend any hearings? 

Can my STAR (or other exemptions) be affected by filing a tax protest?

Can I appeal my property taxes as of right?  
 
What locations do you currently challenge property tax assessments in?

Why chose AAA Property Tax Appeal, LLC over the competition?  

OK, I am interested. How do I sign up?

 

 

 

Are my property taxes too high? Am I overassessed? 
 
Contact us at (631)-657-9955 for a free consultation to determine if you are overassessed. In most cases, a quick phone call will help us determine if you are paying too much. 


How much do you charge?
 

Unlike some competitors, There are absolutely NO UPFRONT FEES.  If we win, you pay us a ONE-TIME FEE OF 55% OF YOUR FIRST YEAR'S REDUCTION. PERIOD. We NEVER seek reimbursement for any laid out expenses!   The 55% is of the first years tax savings only.  All subsequent savings are 100% yours. The fee is due only after you receive proof that your assessment has been reduced. 
                
 **** IF WE DO NOT SAVE YOU MONEY, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO FEE! ****
exampleIf we reduce your taxes by $1,500, our fee is $825 and you retain the remaining $675 for year one; you also retain the tax savings for all subsequent years as well, which can translate into a total savings of MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.   In many cases, the number of years can be extensive and the assessment will typically remain unchanged unless there is the unlikely event of a townwide reassessment, or you subsequently make improvements to your home.

Who pays for filing fees, appraisal fees, legal fees or any other fees that may become necessary?

We pay all the fees!   There are no upfront or hidden fees and you pay nothing if we do not save you money. 

Can my Property Taxes be INCREASED as a result of your representation?

NOYour tax assessment cannot legally be increased as a result of challenging the assessment.

What if I have recently done substantial home improvements on my home; then can my property taxes be increased as a result of filing the protest?

The answer is still NO.  The taxes will stay the same or decrease.  Your home will be reassessed when there is either a town-wide reassessment or you subsequently make improvements to the property. 

What are my chances of success?

The vast majority of cases we accept result in a tax reduction. Average tax reductions and savings vary by Town, but we always fight to obtain the maximum reduction on your behalf, and have a long list of very satisfied customers.

What if I miss the deadline to protest / challenge the assessment? 
 
Unfortunately, there are no extensions to the deadline for challenging the assessment!  DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE!     If you miss the deadline, you have to wait until the following year to file a grievance, which is why it is important to act quickly and contact us right away. Once we enter your information into our system, this will ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines.

Am I required to attend any hearings? 
 
While some clients prefer to attend hearings, it is absolutely not necessary. AAA Property Tax Appeal, LLC handles all the paperwork, filings, preparation, and appearances on your behalf.

Can my STAR (or other exemptions) be affected by filing a tax protest?

Filing a tax protest will not affect your STAR or other real estate tax exemptions.  Your exemption savings continue irrespective of what happens with your tax appeal.

Can I appeal my property taxes as of right?  
 
Yes.  Savvy owners usually chose to appoint an agent on their behalf, familiar with the required forms, the proper method of completing them, and the proper back-up documentation needed to support your case.  There are many technicalities and other procedural defects which can render a filing defective, and the case dismissed. Unless you are familiar with the proper rules and procedure, and are prepared to spend a significant amount of time fighting your Town, it is not recommended to grieve your taxes without the assistance of a professional. 

We often receive calls from people who filed a grievance at the Assessment Review Board and were denied any reduction, and then want us to take over the process. While we are happy to accept all new clients, we often find the paperwork has been improperly filled out resulting in potential negative consequences in subsequent proceedings. 

What locations do you currently challenge property tax assessments in?

We currently protest property tax assessments in the entire Suffolk County area including other surrounding areas.
  

Why choose AAA Property Tax Appeal, LLC over the competition?  
 
AAA Property Tax Appeal, LLC is operated by competent and dedicated professionals to vigorously defend your rights. Its manager, Aaron Cohen, is a New York Tax Certiorari Attorney who has been a Suffolk county-based Real Estate Broker/agent for over ten years. as the New York State and American Bar Associations. He has a wealth of experience in the field of real estate property tax protests and real estate valuation.

OK, I am interested. How do I sign up?

Download our authorization form by CLICKING HERE; simply fill in the blanks, sign and fax it back to us at 631-693-3730  - We handle the rest!

 




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