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Last Chance: Tax Appeals Deadline on Monday

Get your appeal in by 5 p.m. Monday.

Property owners in Cinnaminson have five days left to appeal their tax assessments. 

Successful tax appeals prove that the property is over-assessed, and unreasonable compared to market value. If you feel that is you, read on.

The deadline for appeals each year is April 1, but since that date falls on a Sunday this year, property owners have until the end of business (5 p.m.) Monday, April 2, to submit their applications.

And that's the absolute drop-dead deadline. According to the county's Board of Taxation office, if you walk in at 5:01 p.m., you're too late. So get your appeal in sooner than later.

To download the appeal form, visit the county's Board of Taxation website and click on "Petition of Appeal and Instructions."

About this column: Last Chance is Cinnaminson Patch's feature on upcoming deadlines you need to know—just another way Patch makes your life ridiculously easy. Do you know of an important deadline coming up? Tell us in the comments.

We the People March 29, 2012 at 04:51 PM
We the People find it ridiculous that the shortage of money after these appeals are approved only comes out of the municipal budget yet the school district who consumes over 60% of the money collected from our taxes don’t have to contribute squat!
Dan Reynolds March 29, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I the person find your run on sentence confusing.
Phil March 30, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Don't worry Dan, not only is it a confusing run on sentence, it is also wrong as Dr. Illuzzi said in the article on the school budget, they lose money when the appeals take place so it affects both budgets and is one of the reasons they did have to increase the taxes this year.
We the People March 30, 2012 at 04:14 PM
@ Phil, can you please tell me where Dr. Illuzzi stated that the school district loses money when tax appeals take place so it affects both budgets? I must have missed that because I read the primary reasons for an increase was state aid diminishing and a loss of tax ratables in the township. This is not the same thing tax appeals so please clarify. When I filed my tax appeal last month and asked who has to “eat” these appeals, the assessor told me only the municipal budget. He said the school, fire, and other budgets collected from taxes are not affected. What gives? PS: Sorry for my grammatical error in my previous post. I was using my smart phone which I guess turned out to be not so smart :)
Phil March 30, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Yes, it is the same as losing ratables. Losing ratables means the pot which the tax rate can be applied against is less this year then last year. When you get a new assessment, the new tax value will be based on the assessment for the upcoming tax year. There is no difference between your assessed value for the municipal budget and an assessed value for fire or school, they all use the same value. I think what the assessor meant was for the upcoming budget year, it'll only be the municipal budget as the others must be submitted and approved at the state level before the appeals will be heard/judged on (fire was approved in February). I could be wrong, however, I know when get the tax bill it usually only has the one value for assessed value and when I've asked that in the past, it's the same value used for all budgets/tax rates.
Sal Sorbello August 23, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Why should only the private sector suffer during recession/depressions ? These economic times are being produced by big business and our leaders taking advantage of communist China's enforcement of a low wage on their people! The federal Government has been spending like a drunken monkey operating without a budget for years, with no restraint, unlimited credit from the federal reserve, and then hands us the bill. Just last month out of tarp funds, 32 billion dollars was sent to China to build a new GM plant!!!! The driving cost of taxis is salaries, benafits, and pennsions to civil servants. If income is going down for the wealth producing, hardworking class, then taxis and income should go down for the government workers
John September 01, 2012 at 06:22 PM
this is a joke, burlington county reduced its tax base and passed it on to the townships and they in turn increase the burden, for what more money to spend on what, a car
Jerome McBride May 26, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Is that the Dr. Illuzzi that sucks down Cinnaminson tax dollatrs to the tune of abut 100K a year? Oh yeah, not to mention the benefit package that totals up to more than I make a year? Yup, that one. How about we pare down the management side of our school system by a few offices and offset and potential tax increase/loss?

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