New Jersey Property Taxes Are Out of Control!
Your home or commercial property values have dropped.
Shouldn't your property taxes drop as well?
Now is the time to appeal that tax bill.
Contact a New Jersey Tax Appeal Attorney Today
Property Tax Appeals in NJ
In New Jersey you have the right to file a property tax appeal on your real estate, whether it's residential or commercial, vacant land or industrial.
New Jersey requires you pay taxes based upon the fair market value of your property. Nothing more! If you think you are paying too much in property taxes, we may be able to help.
Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq.
NJ Tax Appeal Lawyer
As NJ real estate taxes skyrocket, many taxpayers have begun to look for ways to reduce their tax payments. One common method of accomplishing this is filing a tax appeal. However, since tax appeals afford relief to taxpayers who understand the law, the decision of whether to file an appeal will require a cursory understanding of how the process works.
We are familiar with the real estate market throughout Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey including Monmouth County, Mercer County, Somerset County, Union County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Atlantic County, Camden County and Cape May County.
These are uncertain economic times.
The effort of appealing a property tax bill may prove
well worth the time and effort involved.
If you authorize us, we will take the necessary action to reduce your taxes and save you money. From negotiating your taxes with the local tax assessor, analyzing the property record card and appraisals, and finally, appealing your tax bill to the County Board of Taxation, we’ll be with you each step of the way.
Call our office today. Ask for Mr. Niemann to personally discuss your property tax situation toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, our municipality tripled our assessments. We own a business and rental income property and faced a dramatic tax increase. A local realtor referred us to Hanlon Niemann. An attorney immediately filed a tax appeal and explained to us our best strategy and the legal principals to be followed for a lower tax assessment. We were kept fully informed about the progress of our appeal and he included us in negotiations with the municipality. I’m pleased to report that we settled our appeal in a favorable and cost-effective manner. We were very satisfied with our legal representation.
—Patricia H., Seaside Heights, NJ
Fred is an amazing and dynamic person. I have attended a few of his work shops and CEU events over the years and his interactive discussions have been both educational and entertaining. He is one of the few lawyers out there that I do trust and does whatever he says he is going to (Accountability) who ever I have referred his way has always thanked me for connecting them and this is why I continue to work w/ Fred. Great person, excellent ethics, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
—Steve Weiss, Regional Director of Professional Relations, Senior Bridge
Working with Hanlon Niemann over the years has been a pleasure for me. They have been professional all the way. Their entire staff of attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and support staff always make me feel comfortable.
—Erik Hove, Manalapan, NJ
Understanding the Basics of Tax Appeals in New Jersey
A NJ taxpayer considering a property tax appeal should understand that he/she must prove that his/her assessed value is unreasonable compared its fair market value.
By law, your current property tax assessment is assumed to be correct. To win, you must overcome this presumption of correctness with evidence to reverse that assessment.
If you feel your New Jersey property taxes are too high due to an inaccurate assessment, you have a right to file a tax appeal to the county tax board where your property is located to seek a reduction of your property's assessed value. Doing so saves individuals and businesses thousands of dollars per year or more in property taxes.
At Hanlon Niemann, we provide experienced legal representation for homeowners and businesses throughout the state of New Jersey. Our NJ tax appeals attorneys assist clients with:
- Residential Tax Appeals
- Commercial Tax Appeals
- Industrial Tax Appeals
- Vacant Land Appeals
- Tax Appeal Applications
- Assessed Value Litigation
- Municipal Tax Appeals
- County Tax Appeals
- State Tax Appeals
If you need to speak with a New Jersey attorney about a residential or commercial property tax appeal, we encourage you to contact our law office in Freehold, New Jersey to schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm, call toll-free (855) 376-5291 and ask for Fredrick P. Niemann.
Your property's assessment is the basis for a successful appeal
In order for a property tax assessment to be deemed excessive or discriminatory, a taxpayer must prove that the assessment does not fairly represent one of the two standards:
- Following a revaluation, all assessments must represent 100% of the true market value of the real estate as of October 1st of the pre-tax calendar year. The October 1 pre-tax date is called the annual "assessment date". All evidence submitted in a tax appeal must be on or near the assessment date, especially property sales used as comparables.
- The other standard is the "common level" or common level range established in your municipality. To explain the common level range you must consider what happens following a revaluation. or reassessment. Once a revaluation or reassessment is completed, external factors such as inflation, appreciation, and depreciation may cause values to increase or decrease at varying rates.
Other factors such as physical deterioration may contribute to changes in property values. Obviously, if assessments are not adjusted annually, a deviation from 100% of true market value will occur.
The State Division of Taxation annually conducts a fiscal year end sales survey, investigating most property transfers that occur in your community, with your local assessor assisting. Every sale is compared individually to every assessment to determine an average level of assessment in a municipality. An average ratio is developed from a sampling of property sales to represent the assessment level in your community. In any year, except the year a revaluation or reassessment is implemented, the common level of assessment is the average ratio assessed valuation in which your property is located and is used by the Tax Board to determine the fairness of your assessment. The sales ratios are reviewed annually.
If you need to speak with an attorney about a residential or commercial property tax appeal, please contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at email@example.com.
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