6 tips to make a case for property tax cut
While getting your property taxes lowered is neither easy nor automatic, countless homeowners have swayed their assessor to lighten the load. However, success is up to you. Tax assessment varies across the country. So, start by learning exactly how your tax is totaled.
Next, it's critical to closely review your bill for any obvious mistakes. It should show your assessment and taxes from last year and this year. If you find an error or feel you're being overbilled, you have a couple of options. One is to go directly to the assessor's office; you can probably go without an appointment. If you're lucky, you may get a reduction right away. Or, you may be told you have to file a petition for a hearing before a magistrate. Before you go to a hearing, roll up your sleeves, do some research and perhaps even hire professional help.