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You Still Have Time to Grieve Your 2023/24 Property Tax Assessment

You only have a few weeks left to file a property tax grievance for the 2023/24 tax year. It’s very important not to miss this deadline, which this year is May 2nd. Here’s why: If You Miss the Deadline You’ll Have to Live With The County’s Assessment for Another Year While home valuations are high… Read more »

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to File Your Nassau County Property Tax Grievance

In a recent “Long Island Home” podcast whose topic was Nassau County’s recent extension of the 2023/24 tax grievance filing deadline to May 2, 2022, Maidenbaum’s Property Tax Supervisor John P. Frascella channeled the spirit of Ben Franklin, who famously advised that one should “never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” John’s… Read more »

Nassau County Property Tax Grievance Filing Deadline Extended to May 2, 2022

On Monday, February 7, 2022, the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously to amend the Nassau County administrative code to extend the deadline to file an application for the correction of an assessment for the 2023/24 tentative assessment roll filed on January 3, 2022. “This is an item,” noted Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello, “that will give… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Nassau County Property Taxes in 2022

We hope you had a great holiday season and that your new year is treating you well thus far. While it’s far too early to tell exactly what kind of year 2022 will be from a Nassau County property tax perspective, it’s clear there are certain things that taxpayers can rely upon – and be… Read more »

Looking Ahead to 2022 in Nassau County

As 2021 yields to a new (and hopefully better) year, it’s time to look ahead to 2022 with an eye to identifying important deadlines ahead for you on the property tax front, and also comment on some developments that happened in 2021 that will likely impact the property tax picture in Nassau County. Before turning… Read more »

HIEX (Home Improvement Exemption) Limits Property Tax Sticker Shock for Newly Constructed/Improved Homes

Back in March of 2020, the Nassau County Legislature passed the Reassessment Phase-In Act of 2020 (RPIA) formerly known as the Taxpayer Protection Plan. The RPIA provided a five-year phase-in for changes to a homeowner’s assessed value for the 2020/21 tax year, caused by the countywide reassessment. Without it, about half of Nassau County homeowners whose properties’… Read more »

Fall 2021: The Latest News in Nassau County Property Taxes

We hope you’ve had a fun, safe summer and are ready to enjoy the cooler months ahead. Given that Fall is now upon us, we’d like to take this opportunity to apprise you of the latest developments with respect to property taxes in Nassau County and advise you of some important action items that lie… Read more »

Nassau County Property Tax Update: Summer 2021

Summer is traditionally a slow time in the world of property taxes here in Nassau County. Deadlines for filing property tax grievances for the latest tax year have passed, next year’s tax roll has yet to be finalized, and new school tax bills are still months from being received. (That’s why we recommend that you… Read more »

With COVID in the Rear-View Mirror, it’s Time for Summer Fun on Long Island!

As COVID-19 infection rates continue to plummet across New York State, and vaccination numbers climbing, restrictions on access to the many summer treasures we associate with Long Island — including world-class beaches, charming bars and restaurants, museums and other fun attractions — continue to be lifted, clearing the way for a great summer season. Let’s… Read more »

Grievance Deadline Day is 4/30/2021 – Don’t Miss Your Chance to Save!

Nassau County’s 2022/23 property tax grievance filing deadline of April 30th is fast approaching. We sincerely hope you file, because filing a grievance is the best way to ensure that your property is being fairly assessed, relative to comparable property sales within the past couple of years. We also sincerely hope that you’ll let Maidenbaum… Read more »

March Madness: Cutting Through Property Tax Confusion

Maidenbaum hopes that you and your loved ones are faring well during this unprecedented time. Even as Nassau County administers a mass vaccination program, the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose many challenges to a full return to “normal life”. The pandemic severely impacted state and local budgets, with New York State… Read more »

Why It’s Important to File a Property Tax Grievance in 2021

While 2021 is no longer a “new year,” it’s still a young year, and 2021 has already given us some substantive news relating to the property tax grievance filing process in Nassau County. We monitor these matters very closely here at Maidenbaum, so here’s our take on what homeowners interested in filing property tax grievances… Read more »

What Nassau County’s 2022/23 Market Value Freeze Means for You

In early December 2020, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced a market value freeze for the 2022/2023 tax year. This freeze affects all residential and commercial properties in Nassau County, except newly constructed housing and new land lots. This step, which is a reversal from prior statements calling for property revaluation to be performed each… Read more »

Nassau County Property Tax Exemptions: Don’t Miss The Fast-Approaching Deadline

If you are a residential property owner, in addition to the Basic STAR exemption, for which you can register with New York State, Nassau County provides a number of important exemptions you can use to reduce your property tax liability. To take advantage of them: You must be a member of a class of people… Read more »

2020/21 School Tax Bill FAQ: How We Got Here, What We Know and What’s Next

November is here and 2020/21 First Half School Tax Bills are now being received by many Nassau County homeowners. Here at Maidenbaum we have been fielding an extremely high volume of phone calls and emails inquiring about these new bills and are making every effort to respond to your queries in a timely manner.  Because… Read more »

November is Almost Here, and School Tax Bills Are Looming

November brings Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and yes – another important date for Nassau County Residents. On November 1st, the County will be issuing the 1st half 2020/21 School Tax bills, which generally are released in October, but this year were pushed a month due to COVID-19 pandemic related delays. These bills will be the first… Read more »

Nassau School System Reopens as Schools Face Budget Crisis

Nassau County’s school system began opening earlier this month, which is good news for weary parents and wound-up children eager to resume a semblance of normality in their lives. Operating under new guidelines promulgated by New York State, schools will be required to provide daily updates on the number of new positive COVID-19 cases to… Read more »

September is Almost Here (So it’s Time to Talk About Your Property Taxes)

While the COVID-19 pandemic is under control in Nassau County (as of this writing, the infection rate is at a relatively low 1 percent, with hospitalization and death rates stabilizing at very low levels), the pandemic’s negative economic effects are likely to drag on through the remainder of the year and into 2021. According to… Read more »

How To Be a Smart, Safe Consumer During COVID-19

Being a smart consumer in the age of COVID-19 means protecting yourself against scams, price-gouging and identity fraud, all of which have accelerated as a result of the pandemic. According to the FBI – which monitors this illegal activity – all Americans should exercise renewed vigilance against these threats, which are enumerated on the bureau’s… Read more »

Nassau County Enters Phase 3: What Does It Mean for You?

It’s been three long months since Nassau County “paused” itself to limit community spread of the COVID-19 virus. Since that time, a phased reopening strategy has been in place calling for an increased number of “non-essential” businesses to reopen, provided that certain important public health metrics — including COVID-19 case counts, infection rates, and hospitalization… Read more »