Thank you for choosing to use Tax Reduction Services to file a property tax grievance on your behalf with your local assessing district. You will soon receive a letter from us, confirming that we have received your signed contract, and a Property Information Sheet, requesting information such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. You will also receive an email shortly with a copy of your signed contract and a link to fill out your Property Information Sheet online. If you provide this information online, please disregard the hard copy which you will receive in the mail.
The grievance process depends on establishing the market value of your property, as assessments are supposed to be proportional to value. In order to secure a tax reduction, we have to prove that the property, which includes both the land and structures, would sell for less than the amount implied by the town’s assessment.
We ask that you keep us up to date with any new information pertinent to the valuation of your property. If you have purchased your property recently — or refinanced — please send us a copy of the closing statement and appraisal. Usually the bank holding the mortgage is happy to send you a copy of the appraisal. An appraisal can expedite the case, and statistically, we are more successful with a current appraisal.
We are in the office from 9:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday, so if you have any questions, feel free to call.