I’ve been getting calls from clients regarding appealing their Atlantic County, NJ property tax valuations. In an effort to help I’d like to include some resources to help with this process.
The deadline to appeal taxes is April 1st. All of the information and forms required can be found here: http://www.aclink.org/taxation/homepage.asp Here is a link to the form you’ll need to download and complete: http://www.aclink.org/taxation/pdfs/FormA-1-Print.pdf
You’ll see on form A-1 that you will need to provide 5 comparable sales to justify your appeal. Comparable sales used as evidence in 2015 should have occurred between October 1, 2013 and October 1, 2014. This is where many people get stuck coming up with this information.
If you need help completing the form or obtaining comparable properties I am available to help.
For a fee of $50.00 I will locate the 5 best comparables and email them to you with full details including lot and block number and addresses. (This service is free to current and past clients)
If you need additional help completing form A-1 I can also help for an additional $75.00 fee.
Note: The county charges a separate filing fee ranging from $5.00 to $150.00 based on the assessed valuation. The filing fee schedule is as follows:
|If the assessment appealed is:|
|Less than $150,000||$5.00|
|$150,000 or more, but less than $500,000||$25.00|
|$500,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000||$100.00|
|$1,000,000 or more||$150.00|
Best wishes on saving money on your taxes!
P.S. Call me if you need my help with your property tax appeal. I have a limited amount of time set aside to help with this so call me at 609-484-9890 ext. 132 if you need my help.