Tax Grievance Day Gives New York Property Owners Challenge Chance
The fourth Tuesday of May is Assessment Grievance Day in most communities around New York State.
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance says tentative assessment rolls are usually made public in the beginning of May.
Residents can find the assessed value of each property they own on their town or city website or at their local assessor office.
State officials say residents who believe the market value listed on the assessment roll for their property is significantly higher than the price they would be able to sell their property and contest the assessment on the tax department website www.tax.ny.gov.
Claims can be supported with documents about comparable neighboring homes and properties.
One high-profile case for Grievance Day, 2018 is former gubernatorial candidate, Thomas Golisano. The Rochester PayChex Payroll founder claims hundreds of Canada geese have decreased the value of his home on Canandaigua Lake in South Bristol and has withheld $145,000 on his taxes.