|PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
Specializing in Glynn County, Georgia
Property values are still dropping in Glynn County. So why aren't tax assessments
falling at the same rate? Because the Tax Assessor's office uses a mass appraisal
system that looks backwards in time instead of at current market conditions.
What can you do about it? Appeal your tax value, of course. But what a pain! There
are so many pitfalls in the appeal process ... like strict deadlines, mis-directed
notices, confusing rules, changing laws, and unfamiliar hearing processes. Beyond
that, it's very difficult to convince the Board of Assessors to change their
assessment. You may not have ALL the resources necessary to win this battle.
Unless you hire a specialist like Patrick Anderson & Associates to manage your
property tax strategy. Fight back and get the assessment you deserve with our
expert representation. We know values, we know the tax law, and we know how to
fight for fair taxation.
For a reasonable initial fee, we'll do the following:
1. Evaluate your property value
3. Evaluate your tax assessment
4. Advise you whether to appeal
5. File your tax appeal on a timely basis
6. Research recent sales of properties similar to yours
7. Research tax values of other parcels in your area
8. Open your county file and find out how they arrived at your tax value
9. Look for assessment errors
10. Develop arguments for lowering your taxes
12. Meet with the Chief Appraiser and staff
11. Argue before the Board of Equalization or arbitrator (if necessary)
12. Keep you informed during the entire process.
If we are successful in reducing your property taxes, we will earn an agreed upon percentage of your first year tax savings.
If we're not successful, you won't owe us another dime beyond the initial upfront fee.
Patrick Anderson & Associates has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in property taxes for its clients since 2007. We
understand the real estate market, the property tax laws, the taxpayer bill of rights, and the tax appeal system. We know
how to save you money on property taxes. If we do not reasonably believe we can save you more money than the upfront
fee, we will tell you so in advance.
In 2008 we filed the first ever tax appeal arbitration in Glynn County, GA ... and we won! During that arbitration, 23
taxpayers saved over $63,000 in 2008 taxes as a result of our efforts (see Brunswick News article). We don't promise to win
every argument, but we do our homework and have been very persuasive wherever there is a true injustice. Our success rate
is very high.
Contact Patrick Anderson & Associates today for a consultation about your property tax assessment. We'll let you know
honestly whether we feel confident about saving you money. Or call Patrick Anderson at (912) 223-3263.
- The new tax law now requires that every parcel receive a tax assessment notice every year, regardless of whether
there is a change in value. Every taxpayer now has the right to appeal their value every tax year.
- If you receive an unfair assessment notice you will have 45 days to appeal the value. Call us immediately when you
receive your notice. They are usually mailed in mid-May.
- If we win your appeal, your new tax rate is protected for a total of three tax years. So every dollar you save for the
current tax year can become $3 in total tax savings.
- County Appraisal staffers are ordinary human beings and they DO make mistakes. Unfortunately, it's up to the
taxpayer (or us) to find them.
- For certain types of assessment errors, we can recover overpaid taxes for up to three prior years.
- Absentee property owners are particularly vulnerable to unfair taxation.
- If you miss a single deadline during the tax appeal process, your appeal is denied.
- It can take as long as 10 months from the time you file your appeal to the time you finally get a hearing before the
Board of Equalization or through arbitration.