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November 06, 2018

Nassau County’s Upcoming Reassessment

Nassau County will be reassessing all properties, residential and commercial, for the upcoming, tentative 2020/21 assessment roll. The tentative roll will be published January 2, 2019. Both commercial and residential property owners, have, or will be receiving, notices from the Assessor regarding his value determination, their respective levels of assessment and the corresponding, tentative assessment for each property. Additional information about the property, including comparable properties, is available for review on the County’s website “ASK THE ASSESSOR”. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE THAT SOME OF THE VALUES ON THE WEBSITE ARE DIFFERENT… Read more »

November 05, 2018

Nassau County Updates Disputed Assessment Fund Law

Here is a simplified explanation of the changes recently made to Nassau County’s Disputed Assessment Fund Law. Updated Nassau County DAF Law

July 30, 2018

Can We Talk Value Please?

See Kevin Clyne’s article appearing in the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) July 2018 edition of IPT Insider. The article discusses procedural gamesmanship employed by some local assessors. Article Link            

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July 09, 2018

ASIE Filing Update

Previously, we sent you a reminder that Nassau County requires owners of “income producing property” and property that is owner occupied, under construction, and/or sold or purchased during each calendar year to file an Annual Survey of Income and Expense (ASIE Statement) on each applicable property. The filing deadline for the most recent 2017 filing was April 2, 2018. Currently, property owners are able to view the status of their 2016 and 2017 filings on the ASIE filing portals. Property owners are unable to check the status for the 2015, 2014, or 2013 filings at this… Read more »

May 30, 2018

New York’s Highest Court Takes up a Tenant’s Right to File

Since the inception of the Real Property Tax Law, tenants in New York who are responsible for the payment of real estate taxes have had the right to file contests to real property assessments, both at the administrative and judicial levels. That right was severely circumscribed in the Appellate Division, Second Department in recent years, first in the matter of Circulo v Board of Assessors,96 AD3d 1053 (2nd Dept 2012), and then in its overly broad application of Circulo in Larchmont Pancake House v. Town of Mamaroneck, 153 A.D.3d 521 (2nd Dept 2017).  Notably, the… Read more »

March 30, 2018

Nassau County Seeks to Institutionalize Broken Assessments

Nassau County is going to Albany in an attempt to receive legislative approval to over-tax both residential and commercial property by at least 5%, effective immediately.   The County is seeking to amend various provisions of the Real Property Tax Law (as it pertains to Nassau County ONLY).   If successful, if a property is determined to be over-assessed by 5% or less (whether through court order or settlement) there would NEITHER BE any reduction in assessment, NOR any refund due.  Moreover, even if a property is determined to be over-assessed by 5% or more,  the percentage of… Read more »

February 23, 2018

Nassau County ASIE Filing Information

    We are sending you this reminder that Nassau County requires owners of “income producing property” and property that is owner occupied, under construction, and/or sold or purchased during calendar year 2017 to file an Annual Survey of Income and Expense (ASIE Statement) on each applicable property. The filing deadline is April 2, 2018. Separate statements must be filed for each parcel, except that a consolidated statement may be filed where one or more tax lots are operated together as an economic unit (or otherwise related for valuation purposes), they are under common ownership, and… Read more »

February 07, 2018

Nassau County Extends Filing Deadline to April 2, 2018

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has extended the deadline for filing administrative assessment challenges for the 2019/20 tax year from March 1, 2018 to April 2, 2018. Although the stated intent was to allow homeowners more time to file challenges, the extension will apply to all challenges, including of commercial property. Please contact us as soon as possible if you have acquired any commercial property recently for which you would like to file an assessment challenge.   Challenges filed beyond April 2, 2018 cannot impact taxes until the 2020/21 tax year. See attached link. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/nassau-property-tax-challenge-extension-1.16604979

December 29, 2017

Nassau County Money Judgements

  The below article appeared in today’s (December 22, 2017) Newsday. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/nassau-tax-refunds-1.15549486 ) We thought our clients should know that our firm was prominently involved in obtaining the money judgments discussed in the article.   HKCC Partner Andrew Cangemi spearheaded the efforts on the firm’s behalf, and was heavily involved in the larger bar’s strategies.  Andy’s 35 years of experience in dealing with Nassau County property tax issues led him to the conclusion that, as has too often been the case historically,  Nassau would only move on the judgments if compelled to. The Court has signed… Read more »

August 03, 2017

New York Golf Course Valuation

The valuation, assessment and taxation of golf courses has been headline news lately due in part to the publicity surrounding any and all real property owned by United States President Donald Trump. For example, in May, New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining), announced her plan to introduce legislation that would change the methodology used to value golf courses. The legislation is intended as a response to tax assessment filings, including property in her district—Trump National Golf Club. Residents of her district believe the pro-forma demand for a 90% reduction in the assessment for Trump National Golf… Read more »