One of the latest warnings to come out of multiple State Attorney Generals is regarding a notice about a Property Tax Reduction Review. This notice targets property owners and promises to lower their property tax bill.
In Arizona, the Arizona Attorney General filed suit against the company sending the notice on August 13th asking the company to stop soliciting Arizona residents and to also refund consumers who have already paid and also pay a fine for each violation.
They have also posted a warning on the Arizona Attorney General website.
In Nevada, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto cautioned consumers about responding to solicitations offering guaranteed savings.
The Las Vegas Review Journal also put this information out for consumers:
The attorney general's office has asked me and the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors to warn our members and the public about this. We're encouraging people to disregard this and similar solicitations. We posted a message on GLVAR's Multiple Listing Service that all our members see when they log on. We're also mentioning this in meetings, in articles and doing all we can.
Homeowners are facing more than their share of challenges these days. The last thing needed is misleading mailers seeking $189 to file an appeal.
You can appeal your property tax assessment at no cost by contacting the county assessor's office.
While it is possible to have your property taxes decrease, it is already past the deadline in most states to dispute your property tax bill until next year. Also, if you do decide to dispute your property taxes, then you can fairly easily do this at no charge by contacting your local county assessors office.
So if you get a notice regarding a Property Tax Reduction Review - be careful.