In the midst of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the New York City Department of Finance (“DOF”) recently publicized several programs aimed at assisting property owners experiencing hardships with making their property tax payments.  The programs are not new but may provide relief for homeowners and other property owners experiencing hardship during these difficult times.  

In Farmland Dairies, Inc. v. Borough of Wallington, N.J. Super. App. Div. (per curiam) (unpublished decision) (35-2-7909), the Appellate Division upheld the decision of the Tax Court in denying an unrelated neighboring property owner’s efforts at intervening in a pending local property tax appeal between the property owner and the Borough.  The court concluded that

The 2011 Property Tax Environment is Ripe for Appeals and Represents a Real Opportunity for Significant Tax Reductions:

With measurable declines in the real estate market, evidenced by continued high vacancy and historically low rental rates, the pursuit of a real property tax appeal has never been more compelling. In fact, municipalities are again

The 2010 Property Tax Environment is Ripe for Appeals and Represents a Real Opportunity for Significant Tax:

With measurable declines in the real estate market, evidenced, by rising vacancy and falling rental rates, the pursuit of a real property tax appeal has never been more compelling. In fact, municipalities are already bracing themselves for