The Real Estate Tax Update- January 2022

As 2022 begins, the Tax Certiorari practice group at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP would like to provide our clients with some of the latest information and upcoming deadlines in the world of Nassau County real estate taxes.

  1. The Nassau County deadline to file real estate tax grievances is March 1st.  The 2023/24 Tentative Assessment Roll was recently published by the Nassau County Department of Assessment.  The publishing of the assessment roll represents the beginning of the grievance filing period for the 2023/24 tax year, which will close on March 1st. If a property owner does not file a grievance within the filing period, they will forfeit their right to any potential tax refund and/or savings for this tax year.
  1. Do not be fooled by the “Frozen Assessment Roll.” There have been several reports and references to the fact that the 2023/24 Tentative Assessment Roll is a so-called “Frozen Roll.”  This does not mean that your real estate taxes are “frozen.” In fact, they may increase.  This simply means that assessments in Nassau County have largely remained unchanged from the prior years’ (2022/23) assessment roll.  Property owners should still file grievances to ensure they are in a position to obtain a reduction in assessment if one is warranted.
  1. Upcoming Nassau County Real Estate Tax Payment Deadline. The 2022 general tax bills were recently mailed to property owners.  The standard 40-day grace period allows for payment, without penalty, until February 10th.

In tax certiorari-related firm news, we are pleased to announce that Robert L. Renda has been promoted to Partner, effective January 1st. He has been a member of the Firm’s Tax Certiorari practice group since 2012 and has been practicing in the area of tax certiorari law since the beginning of his career. Mr. Renda’s promotion is a direct result of his hard work and dedication to obtaining the best possible results for the Firm’s clients.

If you have any questions about your existing real estate tax challenge(s), or wish to inquire about commencing a real estate tax challenge on a new property, please call 516-248-1700 or contact any of the attorneys in our Tax Certiorari practice group.

We look forward to sharing the latest industry news with you in our next issue.