Westchester County Property Tax Grievance
Westchester County Property Tax Grievance Filing Deadline – June 18, 2024 – Third Tuesday in June (for most towns and cities)
For most Westchester villages, the Grievance Deadline is February 20, 2024 – Third Tuesday in February
Our office handles the filing of property tax grievances on behalf of all types of businesses and corporations throughout Westchester County. We guide you through and handle the full process for you – including filing the initial application and submission of all supporting documents to the Town’s Board of Assessment Review (“BAR”). Once we have successfully obtained your Westchester commercial property tax reduction, we work to obtain a refund of any overpaid taxes and ensure that the property tax bills are correct.
Here is an overview of the grievance filing process if you work with RTC on your Westchester County property tax grievance:
The Westchester County Property Tax Grievance Process
1. RTC will review the assessor’s estimate of the market value of your property. Assessors do not determine your property taxes. The tax amount that you pay is based on the assessment and the tax rate. You cannot lower the tax rate, that is always determined by the municipality. However, you can try to lower the assessed value of your property.
2. After our evaluation, if it appears that your commercial property is over-assessed, our office shall begin the property tax reduction process.
3. The Tax Certiorari process begins with filing a complaint (also known as a grievance) with the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) on or before the respective municipality’s Grievance Day. The BAR may request additional information and may require an appearance at a hearing. Following a determination by the BAR, a property owner has 30 days to commence an Article 7 proceeding with the courts. A separate proceeding is required for both Town and a Village as each imposes their own taxes and sets their own assessment.
4. You must comply with the deadlines. If you miss the grievance filing deadline, there is no retroactive filing. However, we can help you to determine if you have any open prior tax years. If so, we can take over those tax years and negotiate them along with the current year for a tax refund. The property tax appeal process requires that you follow all deadlines and procedures.
5. The process differs from each municipality and from Westchester County to other counties such as Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Dutchess. RTC are experts in knowing each town’s rules inside and out.
6. If your grievance is denied by the BAR, you then must commence a judicial proceeding within that county’s branch of the New York State Supreme Court.
7. During this process our office will continue to monitor and expedite receipt of your property tax refund.
If you have been denied previously, this has no impact on a new grievance application as values change each and every year, so you should file a property tax appeal annually. Your taxes can never go up as a result of the filing of a grievance. It is actually against New York State law for taxes to be raised due to a grievance filing.
If your commercial property is located in the City of Yonkers, please remember that the deadline is NOVEMBER!
We handle the filing of tax grievances on behalf of businesses and corporations throughout Westchester County, including Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Peekskill, Rye, Bedford, Cortlandt, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Eastchester, Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Greenburgh, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Tarrytown, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Pound Ridge, Rye, Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Somers, Yorktown.
If you’re ready to get started, call us at 914-348-9473, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the contact form to begin the process.
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