The topic of real estate tax assessments has been a big issue, especially in Lancaster County recently, as preliminary reassessment notices were recently sent to property owners. Some have seen significant adjustments in their assessments, with increased assessments exceeding 40% in some cases. Final assessments will be mailed to property owners by around June 1, 2017. However, if a property owner does not agree with the revised assessment the assessment can be appealed within 40 days of receipt of the new assessment amount.
If you decide to appeal a real estate tax assessment, a hearing will be scheduled before the Real Estate Tax Assessment Board. At that time, the taxpayer can put forth arguments regarding why the new assessment is inappropriate and argue for a lower assessed amount, which will result in decreased tax liability. In order to make a credible case to challenge an assessment, an appraisal should be obtained from a licensed appraiser who is experienced in testifying in tax assessment appeals. The attorneys at Trinity Law are experienced in handling tax assessment appeals and can help present a compelling case to the board to challenge an assessment.
If you are interested in challenging a real estate tax assessment, contact one of the experienced attorneys at Trinity Law today at www.TrinityLaw.com. Our attorneys routinely handle real estate tax matters in York, Lancaster, and surrounding counties.