Tax Day for 2017 falls on Monday, April 17th. However, Westfield property taxes are due quarterly: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. When you received your last bill, did you think that it may have been too high? Have you been taxed based on an outdated home valuation? You can file an appeal. If you don’t know how to do this, sign up for the free Westfield tax appeal seminar at the Westfield Area Y.
Free Westfield Tax Appeal Seminar
As a public service, I am proud to sponsor a free Westfield tax appeal seminar on Tuesday, February 28th. Morris Plains attorney Jennifer Jacobus, Esq. explains the process for filing an appeal in regards to your Westfield home’s property taxes. Like many communities around the country, Union County tax assessors are understaffed. This makes it difficult to keep up with current home valuations. You might be paying more than you should. But, you don’t have to anymore.
The deadline to file your property tax appeal is April 1st, 2017. You don’t need an attorney with you when appear before the board. However, you will need appropriate proof to explain why you think your Westfield home’s property taxes should be lowered. Keep in mind that not everyone will qualify for lower taxation. In New Jersey, the proof of a discrepancy in a home’s value falls on the shoulders of the homeowner.
First, Ms. Jacobus helps you assess your situation to see if this is the right path to take. Then, she explains what you need in order to file your appeal. If you plan on selling your Westfield home soon, a tax appeal could be beneficial. Buyers are tax conscious as well. Your home becomes more desirable when taxes are lower. So get this done before you put your home on the market for the best results. If you are interested in attending the free Westfield tax appeal seminar, please leave your name and contact information via voicemail at (908) 518-5456. Seats are limited.
Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Realty – East, NJ Luxury Homes