On occasion the New York City Department of Finance (DOF) makes calculation errors when assessing real estate taxes and/or processing the various tax benefit programs that it administers. These errors, when left uncorrected, can be very costly for property owners. At Sanchez & Polovetsky, PLLC, we represent clients contending with DOF mistakes such as inaccurate property tax assessments, failure to properly allocate assessed values among condominiums, failure to implement exemption and/or abatement benefits, tax class assignment errors, and correcting errors in vacant land data (e.g. size of tax lot), without limitation.
The firm also works to ensure that the DOF does not continue to assess real estate taxes and send tax bills to private owners whose property has been acquired by Condemnation via Eminent Domain; since in many cases, the DOF does not update its records even after title to a property has passed to a government agency (which is exempt from real estate taxation), and erroneously continues to bill the former property owner instead.