Jun 1, 2020Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Law
Suffolk County extends time to protest taxes. The towns of Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Brookhaven, Smithtown, Riverhead, Southampton, East Hampton have a deadline of June 16th, while every other town allows grievances to be filed until June 23, 2020. Because of COVID-19, every municipality is going to have to raise tax rates. That is why it is very important to have your commercial and residential tax assessment checked now by a professional. New York State will most likely reduce aid to school districts so those taxes will increase next year even though there is no regular school at the moment. The tax assessment filings are really for next year’s taxes but must be protested now. The Courts are open for filing and new assessments have to be checked. Even if there was a reduction last year or no changes for a few years; you still should have the market value checked as the ratio might have changed.