Carl Rizzo

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Tax Court Puts Brakes on Recent Trend Limiting Religious/Non-Profit Exemptions

In a recent tax court case, Holy Trinity Baptist Church v. City of Trenton (Docket No. 015909-2014, February 2, 2017), the court overturned the findings of the County Board of Taxation and upheld the tax exemption for...more

2/22/2017 - Property Tax Religious Institutions Tax Court Tax Exemptions

DEADLINE ALERT: Prudent Property Management Dictates Review of Property Tax Assessments!

The New Jersey Tax Appeal Filing Deadline is April 3rd. In the upcoming weeks property owners will be receiving their annual property tax assessment notices (postcards) from the municipal assessor’s office. Receipt of...more

1/18/2017 - Commercial Property Owners Deadlines Property Owners Property Tax Tax Appeals Tax Assessment

Uncertainty Remains Surrounding the Nonprofit Hospital Tax Exemption

In a recent ground-breaking decision, the New Jersey Tax Court in AHS Hospital Corp., d/b/a Morristown Memorial Hospital v. Town of Morristown shattered the previous near incontestability of the tax exemption that has...more

1/23/2016 - Bipartisan Agreement Municipalities Non-Profit Hospitals State and Local Government Tax Exemptions

Real Property Tax Review is Especially Critical in an Upward Trending Market – The 2015 Real Property Tax Appeal Season Has...

Property owners should be receiving their annual property tax assessment notices (post cards) from the municipal assessor’s office at this time. Receipt of this assessment notice indicates that it is time to determine whether...more

2/11/2015 - Commercial Property Owners Filing Season Property Owners Property Tax Tax Appeals Tax Assessment

Environmental Contamination Can Significantly Impact the Merits of a Property Tax Appeal

The New Jersey Tax Court recently ruled in Methode Electronics, Inc. v. Twp. Of Willingboro, Docket Nos. 019012-2010 and 014098-2011 (Tax January 22, 2015) that the assessment on contaminated property located in Willingboro,...more

2/4/2015 - Commercial Property Owners Contaminated Properties Property Tax Tax Appeals

Arms’ Length Sale of Contaminated Property is Best Indicator of Value for Tax Appeal Purposes

In a recent Appellate Division decision (Orient Way Corp. v. Tp. of Lyndhurst), the Tax Court’s prior determination that an arms’ length sale of the subject contaminated property provided credible evidence of true market...more

10/24/2014 - Arm's Length Principle Contaminated Properties Property Tax Tax Appeals

Economically Depressed Contaminated Properties Are Prime Candidates for Significant Real Property Tax Relief

While New Jersey is known as the Garden State, it is also regrettably fertile ground for contaminated properties as a result of its long history of industrial development. With over 20,000 contaminated sites, New Jersey is...more

11/14/2013 - Brownfield Properties Contaminated Properties Economic Downturn Property Tax Superfund

Damage From Superstorm Sandy Means Substantial Real Property Tax Relief May Now Be In Order

When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey on the evening of October 29, many local residents and businesses did not expect the devastation that followed. Numerous suffered substantial business and residential property losses as a...more

1/7/2013 - Hurricane Sandy Property Tax

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