Property Tax Abatement Process

First, it must be determined that your property is over-assessed.

Many factors need to be reviewed when determining if a property is over-assessed. Property Tax Advisors looks at the current real estate market, comparable sale and lease activity, property condition, as well as how the property is performing from an income standpoint, to determine if the assessment is equitable.

Abatement Applications

Abatement applications can be filed after the final tax bill is issued by the municipality (usually November or December). In NH, the abatement application deadline is March 1st. The municipality can grant, deny, or give a partial abatement based on what information is submitted with the application. By default, if no response has been issued to the taxpayer by July 1st, the application is deemed denied.

Click here to download a blank abatement application.

Appeals

Taxpayers have two options available when appealing a municipality’s decision regarding an abatement request.

  • The first is to appeal to the NH Board of Tax and Land Appeals.
  • The second option is to appeal to the NH Superior Court.

Both options require that the appeal be submitted with evidence of market value no later than September 1st.

We, at Property Tax Advisors, are here to serve taxpayers by reviewing and analyzing each client's property as every property is unique and demands its own strategy to successfully achieve an abatement. We work with our clients to determine what the best appeal path will be.

Our efforts can save you thousands of dollars per year, for years to come. We look forward to helping you reduce your property tax liability.

Serving Taxpayers
Since 1993
We have been impressed with Property Tax Advisors' knowledge of assessing practices, appraisal techniques and property tax law. These skills, combined with their commitment to minimize our tax liability, have given us the highest degree of confidence in their abilities.

LINDT & SPRÜNGLI, Stratham, NH

Property Tax Advisors and Christopher Snow have assisted us in obtaining some significant tax savings on our Keene, NH properties. We found Mr. Snow to be extremely helpful in working the issues through local and state tax officials. He was thorough, knowledgeable, and provided good counsel. 

TIMKEN COMPANY, Keene & Lebanon, NH

Eastern Bank retained Property Tax Advisors as a consultant for our headquarters in Lynn, Massachusetts. They were successful in reducing our assessment by 25%, saving the bank $121,000 per year in property taxes.  

EASTERN BANK, Lynn, MA

Property Tax Advisors has served as an excellent liaison between our company and the assessing officials. We have been most impressed and pleased with Property Tax Advisors' professionalism, reporting, and results.  

LYDALL TECHNICAL PAPERS, Rochester, NH

When Chris Snow first introduced himself and his business to me I must admit I was skeptical. With little to risk and a lot to gain (and no effort or paperwork on our part) it sounded too good to be true. I decided to try it. We not only got a big reduction in our assessment but also a rebate check from the town.   

MAILHOT HYDRAULICS, Hudson, NH

Property Tax Advisors obtained a $24,219 abatement for The New Meadows apartments. After filing an appeal, they were able to negotiate an additional $88,028 reduction in our property tax bill, for a total annual savings of $112,247. I would heartily recommend their services.  

William Pierce, President/Director
THE NEW MEADOWS, Dover, NH

Chris Snow and his team are dedicated professionals who use their knowledge of property tax law, assessing practices, appraisal techniques as well as the current real estate market to represent our property.  Chris is a skilled negotiator with the local assessors. He delivered a substantial reduction in our tax bill.  

EASTERN BANK, Lynn, MA

I wholeheartedly recommend Property Tax Advisors, Inc. I have referred several property owner clients to Chris over the past few years, and without exception, he has been an effective advocate for these clients leading to successful abatements, and happy clients.

Jim DeStefano, VP Sales & Marketing
Grubb & Ellis|Coldstream Real Estate Advisors, Bedford & Portsmouth, NH

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