Real Estate Tax Litigation has been a specialty of Stack & Stack
since 1920 representing taxpayers and taxing authorities. We have provided support to the Assessors’ office in municipalities for over 30 years and on the plaintiff side, have maintained a relationship with lawyers and their firms for a similar time period.
If you are a corporation desiring to protest your assessment in the State of New Jersey, you must be represented by an attorney. If you are an individual property owner, you are not required to retain the services of an attorney but we have found it prudent to do so.
Stack & Stack's center of operation is Hudson County and the surrounding counties of Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Middlesex, NJ. We also service Monmouth county when it is warranted.
Tax Litigation is a specialty not familiar to all real estate appraisers. The preparation of exhibits to be submitted at time of trial are completely different than the standard appraisal report. A report improperly prepared may be rejected by the Court resulting in a dismissal of your case.
Stack & Stack has represented railroads, office building owners, shopping centers, housing projects, income property, industrial property etc. You name it, we did it.
Appeals protesting the assessment of a parcel of real estate must be filed April 1st to the County Board of Taxation or directly to the Tax Court of New Jersey.
All appeals with an assessed value of $1,000,000.00 or less must be filed in the County Board of Taxation. If you feel your assessment is excessive, please call us.
It should be understood many municipalities have not reassessed or revalued in the last 10+ years. Therefore, your assessment does not necessarily indicate market value. In order to project a market value from your assessment, the ratio of assessment to true value must be utilized. We have the ratios of all municipalities in the State of NJ and can assist you in this analysis.