Hoboken Tax Appeals!

3/20/2010:

April 1st Deadline rapidly approaching!

If you’ve been stung by the lack of tax cuts in Hoboken – or even victim of HIGHER tax bills than ever – you may have some potential relief.

Thousands of properties in Hoboken are improperly assessed, and are subsequently paying higher taxes than they should be. By successfully appealing your tax assessment, you could save you and your family thousands of dollars per year. Note that not all properties are ideal for an assessment, and some may even be considered under-assessed, so be sure to navigate this process very carefully.

Hoboken Realtor Brian Murray (of Remax Realtors – 54 Hudson St.) created a website called hobokentaxappeal.com – which helps you determine if attempting a tax appeal is a worthy idea.

Property tax records are available at www.njactb.org
Appeal Forms are available at www.hudsoncountytax.com

Additionally, he explains the whole process in the video below:

Good luck with your tax appeal!

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15 Comments on "Hoboken Tax Appeals!"

happyfurball
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happyfurball

StP, i used this attorney on a recommendation from a friend that was able to successfully lower her taxes last year:

Joseph Scanlon, Esq., 89 Hudson St., 201-610-1340.

I chatted with him for a few minutes and he was able to give me an estimate on the tax reduction (probably because he’d helped someone in my building last year). It’s probably worth calling him? Good luck!

Stpaddygirl
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Thanks I will give him a ring!!

In response to happyfurball who said:
StP, i used this attorney on a recommendation from a friend that was able to successfully lower her taxes last year:

Joseph Scanlon, Esq., 89 Hudson St., 201-610-1340.

I chatted with him for a few minutes and he was able to give me an estimate on the tax reduction (probably because he’d helped someone in my building last year). It’s probably worth calling him? Good luck!

happyfurball
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happyfurball

xyz, my attorney charges 1/3 of the first year’s savings – plus the $25 filing fee and the appraisal fee ($300). it’s worth it to me not to have to worry about messing anything up 😉

Stpaddygirl
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Any chance of you sending me your attorney’s name stpaddygirl@yahoo.com I rather use someone who has been recommended 🙂

In response to happyfurball who said:
xyz, my attorney charges 1/3 of the first year’s savings – plus the $25 filing fee and the appraisal fee ($300). it’s worth it to me not to have to worry about messing anything up 😉

blahblahblah
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blahblahblah

XYZ, no need for an attorney as gnoor said. I just did it as well i even went back two years…just need the comps and the right inof which is at your finger tips….HOW MUCH CAN WE ALL POSSIBLY be paying, I know mine is below now….avg tax bill per star ledger is 5300. While at the records office in JC i looked up a certain names which belong to a certain group and they are complaining about taxes….GIVE ME A BREAK…for the service you get and the price you pay for it i suggest you shut it as you will bring attention to the fact that Hoboken is under taxed compared to the rest of the area….GET REAL FOLKS…but i will test the appeal anyway…

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

QUESTION: What are people paying attorneys to get this done? Besides the $25 filing fee, what kind of cut are the lawyers taking? What’s considered fair? 10% of the savings? 25%? Half? Any idea what the going rate is?

homeworld
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One-time fee of $500.

In response to xyzpdq who said:
QUESTION: What are people paying attorneys to get this done? Besides the $25 filing fee, what kind of cut are the lawyers taking? What’s considered fair? 10% of the savings? 25%? Half? Any idea what the going rate is?

gnoor
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gnoor

I appealed last year and saved over $1000 on my taxes. I did this alone, without an attorney and did just fine. For those who say you need an attorney, I disagree. As long as you know what you property is worth and can pull the correct comps, you have a good case.

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