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Jersey Shore Properties can file tax appeals from home
2009/03/18, 1:15 pm
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Owners of Jersey Shore Properties Can File

Property Tax Appeals from Home 

 

March 18, 2009 – Surprise! If you own a second home at the Jersey Shore, you may be paying too much in property taxes. 

 

A property tax analytics expert looking at New Jersey tax records recently found that as many as 29 percent of New Jersey homes — an estimated 722,000 residential properties — appear to be assessed above the state’s 15 percent over-assessment margin. And those Garden State property owners will miss out on an average savings of $1,919 if they fail to file their tax appeals by

April 1 (May 1 in those towns that have just been reassessed).

 

Researcher Adam Berkson of EasyTaxFix.com has found that Ocean County has the highest percentage of residential properties that are over-assessed, at 45 percent.  Cape May and Atlantic County also have high over-assessment incidence, at 40 and 35 percent, respectively. 

 

According to Berkson’s research, municipalities with a sizable percentage of properties over-assessed by more than the state’s error margin include Ocean City (38 percent), Brigantine (44 percent), Avalon (47 percent) and Seaside Heights (44 percent).  Over-assessments in the Wildwood municipalities range from 32 to 63 percent.

 

New Jersey property owners can determine whether their property is eligible for tax savings on EasyTaxFix.com. Users of the site can quickly determine for free whether their property is over-assessed by simply entering their address.  The site instantly compares the property’s market value to its tax assessed value.  The information provided can be used as the basis for an appeal.  If interested, for a nominal $49 fee, the homeowner can download completed appeal forms and detailed instructions on how to submit the appeal with local and county tax offices.  EasyTaxFix.com is the only place on the World Wide Web where New Jersey property owners can download a completed property tax appeal application.

 

Berkson warned, “A lot of vacation property owners suspect that their property taxes are higher than they should be.  And, in this market, there’s a pretty good chance that they’re right.  With the tax appeal deadline looming, they need to move quickly.  By using EasyTaxFix.com, they can save hours of research and avoid multiple long trips to local municipal and county tax offices.” 

 

ABOUT EASYTAXFIX.COM

EasyTaxFix.com was started in 2008 to assist homeowners with property tax appeals.  The user-friendly, web-based service uses an automated valuation methodology for analyzing individual home values versus their tax assessed values.  If an individual homeowner is found to be over-assessed, the site offers a wizard to assist homeowners in completing their property tax appeal application. EasyTaxFix.com is currently available in San Diego and Fresno, California and statewide in New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments so far
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Great article, thanks for the information.

Comment by George

Good posting! I enjoyed reading it. I’m new in this real estate business and want to know the quick tricks to earn good profits.

Comment by John Beck Tax Foreclosure

nice blog
thank you for good articles

Comment by john

Hi there,
I have already seen it somethere…

Have a nice day
Rufor

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