Real Estate Tax Appeals

Are you paying too much in real estate taxes? Consider an appeal of your 2019 local property tax assessment.

On or about February 1, 2019, the local tax assessor in every municipality across New Jersey notified each taxpayer by mail of the 2019 assessment on each parcel of real estate in the municipality. For 2019, local property tax assessments are required to represent the assessor's estimate of the market value of the property (referred to as "true" value) as of October 1, 2018.

When a tax assessment is incorrect, and a property is "over assessed," an appeal may be filed to ensure a taxpayer is paying a fair amount. Carlin & Ward, P.C. offers a complimentary consultation to help you determine if a tax appeal can reduce your tax obligations by offering the following services:

  • Review of your 2019 assessment;
  • Calculation of the 2019 equalized value; and
  • Review of information in your possession relevant to the fair market value of your property. An appeal from the 2019 assessment must be filed on or before April 1, 2019.

Appeals are filed with the local County Board of Taxation, except where the assessment exceeds $1,000,000, where an appeal can be filed directly with the New Jersey Tax Court.

The attorneys at Carlin & Ward, P.C. are highly experienced professionals in real estate valuation and taxation. They have appeared as counsel of record for both property owners and municipal taxing authorities in numerous precedent-setting cases. We work with a network of skilled appraisers who can provide the valuation services needed to prosecute a tax appeal. These matters include complex real estate value litigation concerning commercial, industrial, special purpose and residential properties.

Call before March 20, 2019, for a complimentary review of your 2019 tax assessment to determine the viability of 2019 tax appeal, or for additional information concerning an appeal. Please request to speak with Michael J. Ash, Esq., CRE at (973) 377-3350.

For more information, click on this link to A Guide to Tax Appeal Hearings.