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Cherry Hill 

Revalues Real Estate

Time to appeal over assessments

Property owners will be receiving letters from Cherry Hill stating the revalued assessments for their property during December and January. These letters do not state the amount of tax you will be paying, but rather what is the fair market value of your property.

If your property is over assessed, even by as little as 1%, you can have a real estate tax appeal.
This special provision only applies this year -2013  because this is a revaluation year. Normally, unless your property is valued more than 15% above fair market value, you cannot appeal.

First revaluation of real estate since 1992

Cherry Hill has 27,000 properties within its community. The last revaluation took place in 1992 and by law Cherry Hill has been compelled to revalue all of the real estate in Cherry Hill Township effective October 1, 2012. This includes both commercial real estate such as office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing plants and apartment buildings as well as residential real estate.

100% of market value

The goal of revaluation is to have all property assessed at 100% of the current real market value. Unfortunately since it is such a large undertaking, very little time is spent considering the value of each property. Therefore it is not unusual for an improper valuation to be made of a particular building or home, or even entire neighborhoods. In this difficult market, finding true comparable sales is quite difficult and there is a lot of approximating in the valuation process.

What should you do if you believe your property is over assessed?

First call your tax attorney, Ronald J Cappuccio, J. D., LL.M. (Tax) at 856-665-2121. As tax attorney, we can discuss this matter and see whether or not it is appropriate to obtain a real estate appraisal and begin the process of appealing the assessment.

What is the process to appeal an assessment?

If the property appears to be significantly over assessed, we will arrange for an appropriate real estate appraiser to give us a fair market appraisal of your property.

Secondly, we will discuss this with the Cherry Hill tax assessor and explain why your property is over assessed.

If the tax assessor will not agree, then we will file an appeal to the Camden County Board for a hearing to determine fair market value. If your property is worth more than $1 million, we may file an action directly in the New Jersey Tax Court.

Once we win before the county board or New Jersey Tax Court, Cherry Hill will not be able to increase the assessment of your property for 3 years.

If you have a question about a possible Real Estate Tax Appeal Call 856 665-2121  to speak with Ronald J. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax), Attorney at Law

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Ronald J. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax), Tax Lawyer, is a Business and Tax Attorney emphasizing Personal and Business IRS Tax Negotiation and controversies, past due taxes, Offers In Compromise, Installment Agreements, as well as Audits, Delinquent Tax, and Tax Collections Issues, Employee and Independent Contractor issues, Payroll Taxes, Tax Liens, Wage Levy Release, Bank Levies and Seizures. NJ Tax Court, US Tax and US Court of Federal Claims representation. We represent homeowners and businesses in Real Estate Tax Appeals to the County Boards and New Jersey Tax Court.

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Ronald J. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax)
Counsellor at Law
1800 Chapel Avenue West, Suite 128
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 USA
Phone (856) 665-2121
Fax (856) 665-9005

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