Tom Brady SFR, e-Pro, SRES, GREEN
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Ret. NYPD Lt.
"We treat you like family!"
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Plaza - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803
There are some exemptions that are available - I wrote a few blog posts about property taxes, exemptions and grievances recently.
You can read them on my blog: http://findyourhomeli.com/fivetownsrealestateblog/
And yes, depending on your tax situation they should be deductible - but check that with a tax professional.