What is a Tax Appeal Hearing and who will hear my Appeal?

Once you have filed your tax appeal, a hearing before the County Board of Taxation is scheduled. The County Tax Board consists of five members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. The Tax Board Commissioners are appointed primarily to hear disputes involving assessments. Tax appeal hearings are conducted through the months of May and June. The hearings are typically scheduled during the daytime. The municipality is the opposing party and will be represented by the municipal attorney. The assessor or an appraiser may appear at your hearing as an expert witness.

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1. What is the basis for my Assessment?
2. How do I know if my Assessment is fair?
3. How do I file a Tax Appeal?
4. What is a Tax Appeal Hearing and who will hear my Appeal?
5. Is a Tax Appeal Hearing always necessary?
6. When are Tax Appeal Hearings held?
7. What is good evidence to convince the Tax Board to reconsider an assessment?
8. If I recently bought my property, how is this purchase considered?
9. Will the appeal be private?
10. Are there special rules for commercial properties?
11. Who is an expert witness?
12. May I further appeal the judgment of the Tax Board if I am still dissatisfied?