April 30th is an extremely important deadline date for Nassau County homeowners. Here are the key details:
Property Tax Grievance Deadline Extended to April 30, 2019
Due to the complex nature of the reassessment, the Assessment Review Commission (ARC) extended the deadline to file a tax grievance for the 2020/21 tax year from March 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019. This grace period gives taxpayers some much-needed breathing room.
So, whether you’ve decided to file pro se or hire a professional company such as Maidenbaum, you have a bit of additional time to scrutinize the data the County has on your property and then – if interested – file your grievance.
But please don’t procrastinate. The clock is ticking and we hardly have to remind you that April also contains another major time sink: Tax Day, which this year falls on Monday, April 15. If you intend to file a pro se grievance, you’ll need to spend precious time dealing with the learning curve associated with understanding all the variables used to determine your property’s value. (Of course, you could just let Maidenbaum handle all the details if you’re pressed for time, and would prefer our experts to work on your case).
SCAR Petition Filing Deadline is Also April 30, 2019
Nassau County homeowners whose grievances have been rejected by the Assessment Review Commission can appeal with a Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) proceeding. SCAR is a small claims court staffed by hearing officers empowered to preside over your case.
To proceed to SCAR, you must file a petition within 30 days of the annual publication of the final assessment roll (April 1st), which means you’ll need to file no later than April 30, 2019. Petitions may be filed electronically– further instructions are on the website of the Nassau County Clerk. A $30 filing fee is required, payable to the County Clerk.
(If you let Maidenbaum handle your grievance, we’ll also handle your SCAR proceeding at no additional cost to you beyond the required $30 filing fee).
Time is Money
April 2019 is definitely “crunch time” for Nassau County homeowners given the ARC and SCAR deadlines. When you add in Tax Day you’ve got a “perfect storm” of potential anxiety and confusion. But don’t let the pressure get you down – remember, Maidenbaum is here for you and we’ll scour your records for any inaccuracies or errors in your property tax assessment.
If you need a firm ally in these confusing times, please call us at 516-336-8622 or use our dedicated website page to get started.