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Have You Filed Your Tax Abatements With The City of Boston Yet?

Joseph Crimmins, James Lyle, Christopher Tsouros January 14, 2015

Over the past few months, the City of Boston has issued real estate tax bills for fiscal year 2015.  You should have received your municipal tax bill by now.  While finalizing its FY 2015 tax bills, the City also announced its completion of targeted, selected and  “comprehensive review of properties located in the Newbury Street and Boylston Street area within the Back Bay.”

The deadline for filing abatements with the City of Boston is February 2, 2015 – and that deadline is a jurisdictional absolute.  Failure to meet the deadline is a lapse of the right to contest this year’s bill.

Posternak attorneys have long represented property owners in the Back Bay  in connection with commercial real estate matters, and we have particular expertise in commercial real estate tax abatement proceedings.  Many of our clients have reported that the new 2015 assessments are significantly higher than the 2014 assessments, resulting in a significant increase in the property owner’s tax liability.  Based on our case by case review, Posternak intends to file tax abatements with the City of Boston on behalf of many of our clients.

If you are interested in further information regarding your rights, or the abatement process in general, please contact any of the following attorneys: Joseph P. Crimmins, Christopher C. Tsouros, and James M. Lyle

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