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Real Estate Law


Q: Several family members were comparing their similar residences in different parts of Nassau County.  Why are the real estate taxes very different for each property?

A: In Nassau County there are 3 Towns, 2 Cities, 64 Village and 56 School Districts and also hundreds of special districts. Each has a separate budget and different tax rates.  For example, the residential school tax rates in the Town of Hempstead range from a low of 427.803 to a high of 1009.741. So the same assessment/market value in different school districts might have very different taxes.

Richard G. Fromewick is the Chair of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.’s Tax Certiorari and Condemnation practice located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. which centers on providing a full range of real estate tax assessment services.

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