Nassau County homeowners who challenged assessments got rewarded

Nearly 221K homeowners fought their valuations this year, as county phased in reassessments

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Jul.July 06, 2021 04:56 PM
Around 220,800 property owners challenged their assessments this year. (iStock)

Around 220,800 property owners challenged their assessments this year. (iStock)

Half of all Nassau County homeowners who fought their property assessments in the current tax year had their tax bills reduced.

By comparison, just a quarter of owners who challenged their bills last year received reductions, according to Newsday.

Around 220,800 property owners challenged their assessments this year. Prior to 2020, only about 10,000 owners typically did so.

The increase is because Nassau County last year began phasing in the first countywide reassessments in nearly a decade, leading to higher tax bills.

The majority of people who challenged their bills were represented by a set of law firms that each year represent property owners who challenge their valuations.

The county in 2011 agreed to negotiate lower tax ratios for those homeowners if widespread underassessment of other properties was found. The goal is to give homeowners the same benefit as those whose assessments should have been higher, according to the report. [Newsday] — Dennis Lynch






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