Advantages & Benefits
With online filing homeowners have the advantage of electronically transferring their completed applications to the required departments--tax assessor's office, municipal clerk, and county tax board. This process is immediate after completing all necessary fields.
As a filing safeguard, no application will be accepted until properly completed, but petitioners will have the option of saving their work and returning to it at a later time to complete the form.
Another benefit to online filing is being able to add supportive evidence to the appeal file up to 7 days before the hearing date.
Of course, property owners can still use the paper form to file tax appeals, which can be downloaded from the county website or picked-up at local municipal offices. Paper appeals must either be mailed into the Tax Board office or hand delivered. They will not be accepted via fax or email.
Note to Petitioners
Important note to all tax appeal petitioners, whether using electronic or paper filing: It is imperative that petitioners read and understand all instructions in order to complete the application correctly. Failure to do so may present problems later, possibly causing the appeal to be dismissed.
Serving an Appeal
You must serve 1 copy of your tax appeal, with the filing fee, to the Board of Taxation by the filing deadline.
You are also required to serve 1 copy of your tax appeal to the Municipal Clerk and one to the Municipal Assessor, whose offices are located at the municipality. If you file an appeal through the Online Appeal System it automatically gets served to all parties.