As we all know New Jersey Homeowners have the highest property taxes of any State in the country. As property owners in RIVER EDGE, you know your taxes are high!
Your property taxes are determined by multiplying your assessment by your town’s tax rate. While there is not a lot that may be done about the tax rate, KS&L will challenge your assessment by filing for a hearing at your county Tax Board in a process commonly called a “tax appeal”.
Every property owner in RIVER EDGE wonders whether he or she is not paying more than his or her fair share in property taxes.
Many file property tax appeals on their own which, without the proper guidance, can be a frustrating and unsuccessful waste of time.
For most people, winning a tax appeal hearing without the benefit of an experienced attorney is a daunting task.
Your town brings its lawyer, the assessor and sometimes an expert witness to each hearing.
Each knows the tax appeal process and rules while the homeowner is largely in the dark.
You may think you are well prepared for a hearing only to learn the hard way that your comparable sales are not even considered by the Tax Board.
Even the most sophisticated property owner is at a tremendous disadvantage and, at best, can hope to be offered a compromise settlement by the town.