How to Challenge Property Taxes

5 steps for homeowners.

By Barry J. Friedman, CPA

Have your clients’ property tax bills increased significantly? Do you think they may have grounds for an appeal, particularly if the increase seems out of line with overall appreciation in their area?

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Property tax rules and policies are local, but in general, homeowners have 90 days after receiving a new assessment to appeal in most jurisdictions; some close the appeals window after 30 days.