BLOG: Property Tax Appeal

Frequently Asked Questions

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
14 Jan 2009
Frequently Asked Questions regarding real estate tax appeals in New Jersey. Published in the Asbury Park Press, January 14, 2009 “Q: What is the basis of a property’s assessment? A: The state Division of Taxation annually conducts a fiscal year sales survey, investigating most property transfers in your municipality, with the local assessor assisting. Every... Read More

Appeals Court Refuses to Lower Tax Assessment for Environmental Cleanup Costs

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
14 Jan 2009
A New Jersey Appellate Court recently affirmed the Borough of Hawthorne’s real property tax assessment on a contaminated parcel of land which had been historically used for the manufacture of industrial and commercial coatings, including nail polish.  Pan Chemical Corp. v. Hawthorne Borough, Docket No. A-4779-06T1.  The Court found that the Borough’s tax assessment,... Read More

Tax appeal mania not fading away

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
13 Jan 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009 Last updated: Monday January 12, 2009, 7:29 AM BY PAUL BRUBAKER Herald News   “Thousands of tax appeals have been filed in Passaic County in recent years, and local officials say the trend is expected to continue as government expenses increase, the housing market is stifled by a lack of available... Read More