There are big changes for Long Island’s government – Nassau County, Suffolk towns and both County’s legislatures have new players. Will this affect your real estate taxes? Not in the short run. However, in the future, I expect reassessments in most Long Island towns and villages. There will probably be more early hearings on tax protest/grievances/complaints so assessments can be changed before tax bills are prepared. Now is the time to make sure your property assessment is at the lowest level allowable so if changes are made you start on a lower footing.