Suffolk County Commercial Property Tax Grievances

Attorney handling tax grievances for small and large businesses and corporations in Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington, Islip, Shelter Island, Smithtown, Southampton and Southold, and all of Nassau County

Property tax rates in Suffolk and Nassau counties are among the highest in the nation. However, you have the legal right to file a grievance and challenge your property tax assessment through the process known as Tax Certiorari. To successfully reduce your commercial property taxes in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, you need experienced legal representation from a law firm concentrating in property tax grievances. At Scott DeSimone P.C., we can help you file a property tax grievance and appeal an unfavorable property tax assessment or other adverse decision or action by an Assessor.

Why you need an attorney to help you fight your commercial property tax assessment and reduce your property tax bill

When you work with our law firm, an experienced Suffolk County real property tax attorney guides you through each legal step that may be necessary to review and correct your assessment:

  • Filing a grievance with the local Board of Assessment Review ( BAR ). You must exhaust your administrative remedies by first filing a grievance with the BAR, which is generally unsuccessful, thus requiring further action in the form of judicial review of the assessment.
  • Commencing an Article 7 Tax Certiorari proceeding or a Small Claims Assessment Review ( SCAR ) proceeding in New York State Supreme Court. If you are denied a reduction by the BAR, you must appeal that denial by commencing a tax certiorari proceeding in New York State Supreme Court. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance advises that “to pursue this option, you should contact an attorney.”

How our Suffolk County property tax grievance attorney helps you get relief

We move quickly to correct your commercial property assessment so it properly reflects an appropriate value. We thoroughly review the assessment of your property by personally inspecting the property; reviewing public records that include deeds, county tax maps and assessor property record cards; reviewing all pertinent financial data including but not limited to leases and income and expenses ( for leased properties ), market rental and sales data; as well as the review of existing appraisals, site plans and surveys. Attorney Scott DeSimone has an extensive background in property tax grievance cases and property tax related matters, and has a solid and productive working relationship with the various town assessors.

When we successfully complete your Suffolk County commercial property tax reduction, we obtain an order and judgement from the Suffolk County Supreme Court which orders the reductions in assessment and refund of overpayment of taxes, and then we make application to the appropriate municipal authorities to obtain refunds of the overpaid taxes and corrected property tax bills.

Work with an efficient Suffolk County commercial property assessment grievance attorney

If you have been working with another law firm to address your commercial property tax assessment and years have passed with no action, you can switch to Scott DeSimone P.C. at no additional cost. We work swiftly to avoid an accumulation of costs, and you do not pay a fee until you receive a settlement.

For a free consultation, contact Scott DeSimone P.C. online or call us at 631.765.3535. We handle property tax grievances in Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington, Islip, Shelter Island, Smithtown, Southampton, Southold, and Nassau County.