The Property Tax Blog is maintained by Schneck Holtzman LLC Associate, Johnathan M. Bernstein, Esq. Schneck Holtzman LLC’s Real Estate Tax Appeal practice exclusively represents property owners throughout the Northeast reducing real estate taxes on commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate. The firm has five attorneys including a former judge of the Tax Court of New Jersey and two former Tax Court law clerks.
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If you live in a town in New Jersey that is having a revalution, the deadline to file your appeal in May 1, 2009.When a town performs a municipal revaluation, the assessment is at 100% of market value. The date of valuation is October 1, 2008. A property owner has the right to challange the...
Tax assessment cards are now in the mail.Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-38.1, every municipal tax assessor, prior to February 1, shall provide, by mail, each taxpayer with the current assessment on the taxpayer’s property and the property taxes that were levied on the property the preceding year....
A Letter from New Jersey Senator Robert Singer (R-30) and New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-21) was recently sent to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine which urged a state-wide reassessment of homes. At first blush, such a proposal seems to violate the New Jersey Constitution's...
The New Jersey Department of Taxation released the Winter 2008 Quarterly Newsletter this morning. This publication provides a general overview of recent legislation, case law, and administrative policies pertaining to property tax appeals, gross income taxes, sales taxes and the corporate business...
The Tax Court of New Jersey recently issued a published opinion, Thirty Mazel et al v. City of East Orange, in which it reconciled the Appellate Division opinion Alfred Conhagen, Inc. v. Borough of South Plainfield, 16 N.J. Tax 470 (1997), with the recent Appellate Division opinion H.J. Bailey Co....
Residents who reside in three New Jersey Counties pay more in real estate taxes as a percentage of homeowner median income than residents of any other county in the United States. Specifically, residents who reside in Passaic County, N.J. pay on average 8.5% of their income in real estate taxes....
New Jersey property taxes were mentioned throughout Governor Corzine’s State of the State Speech yesterday. One of the first points the governor noted was how, under his administration, an additional 70,000 senior households are now afforded the protections of the Senior Freeze Act. The governor...
A developer building at the Penisula at Bayonne Harbor purchased a tract of land in 2007 for $18.5 million. Despite this, the City of Bayonne is taxing the vacant tract of land as if the property is worth a little over $23 million. As a result, the developer must now pay $568,000 in property taxes...
Reversing the Tax Court of New Jersey, the Appellate Division on Wednesday adopted the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (“ISRA”) as the cornerstone in determining whether a tax assessor should value a property by taking into account environmental cleanup costs. As stated by the Appellate...
On December 31, 2008 the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed Chabad of Randolph, Inc. v. Township of Randolph, a case that I have been deeply involved with as counsel for the plaintiff. As a result of this decision, a religious organization will not have to pay property taxes on the property...