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New Yorkers advised to check property assessments

ALBANY (AP) -- New York's taxpayer rights advocate is advising property owners to review their assessments during municipal grievance periods, which end Tuesday in many communities.
Advocate Camille Enders says homeowners and businesses can check their assessments on their town's website to see if they are paying more than their fair tax share.
Local assessment rolls, required to be publicly available, list the property's estimated market value and tax exemptions.
If the market value is much higher than a likely sales price, she says the owner should consider talking with the assessor and then deciding whether to file an assessment grievance.
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Online:  Assessment rolls

AP-WF-05-26-13 1442GMT