You can search the internet for info about a Tax Abatement.
This is what a reduction in the tax bill is called.
You have to go through specific steps with specific time constraints in order to be successful.
The current owner may be beyond the time allowed for them to request an abatement for the current tax assessment.
It may have to happen with the new owner.
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