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Tax Court Judge Novin Strikes Unverified Sales
In this recent Tax Court opinion, Lafayette Sq. Construction Co. LLC and Union Court LLC (“collectively referred to as Square”) challenged Montclair Township’s tax assessment on their unimproved properties for tax years 2020-2022. After a bench trial, the Court affirmed the assessments. Square owns contiguous properties which comprise a surface parking lot with a capacity... Read More
The City of Elizabeth to Perform its First Property Revaluation Since 1977
The City of Elizabeth, New Jersey announced on April 16, 2023, that it will be performing its first property tax revaluation since 1977, so long ago that “Gremlins”, “Pintos” and “Chevettes” were new styles of cars. This revaluation is scheduled to be completed for the 2024 tax year, but logistical considerations may push this a... Read More
New Jersey Property Tax Appeal Deadlines Still Open for Some Municipalities
New Jersey municipalities typically have a deadline of April 1st for property tax appeals in most years (and possibly a day or two later if the appeal deadline falls on a weekend as it did this year). However, for some municipalities that have undergone a revaluation of all of their properties or have undergone a... Read More
One Week Left! Are You Over-Assessed?
There is only one week left until the April 3 property tax appeal filing deadline for 2023 for most towns in New Jersey. For municipalities with reassessments or revaluations put into effect this year outside Monmouth County, the filing deadline is May 1. Are you over-assessed, or even comfortable that your 2023 assessment represents your... Read More
Two Week Warning! April 3 Tax Appeal Deadline Looming in New Jersey – Should You File an Appeal?
The annual filing deadline for 2023 property tax appeals in New Jersey is just around the corner – April 3, 2023 in most towns. That means there’s little time left to determine whether an appeal should be filed in an effort to reduce your tax assessment. Real property taxes are usually the second biggest expense... Read More
NJ Property Taxes Are Skyrocketing – What Else is New?
A recent report concluded the obvious – along with the cost of living, the average cost of a residential property tax bill in New Jersey increased in 2022 over the average cost in 2021. While the average increase was reported to be a little over 2%, making the average residential property tax bill nearly $9500/year,... Read More
Atlantic City Casinos at Center of Property Tax Dispute
This is a reminder that, in most NJ municipalities, the deadline to file a 2023 property tax appeal is fast approaching on April 3, 2023. If you believe you may be overassessed, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary evaluation of your 2023 property tax assessment. Last year, a Superior Court judge struck down a... Read More
Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Exemption Upheld on Appeal
A 2021 decision by the Tax Court of New Jersey that granted a property tax exemption to a local religious organization in Monmouth County was recently affirmed by the Appellate Division in a reported per curiam opinion. The Township of Neptune had appealed the determination of the Tax Court granting an exemption to the Ocean... Read More
“Too Little, Too Late” – Appeal of $118,000,000 Assessment Dismissed as Untimely
Ouch. This is a huge reminder that, in most NJ towns, property tax appeals must be filed this year on or before April 3, 2023. And you better be on time! Last month, the Tax Court of New Jersey dismissed a commercial taxpayer’s appeal of a new assessment resulting from a municipal revaluation as being... Read More
Morristown Property Tax Revaluation Delayed to 2024
Morristown’s first property tax revaluation in nearly 20 years looks like it will have to wait yet another year to be completed. Delays in performing inspections of the properties are the principal reason for the delay in the revaluation, which had been ordered to take place by the Morris County Tax Board and was originally... Read More