Hello Bellagia, Always verify if you are being quoted the TRUE TAX. When a real estate broker takes a listing on a parcel of real estate he/she should be aware of the fact that there may be a variety of tax exemptions on that particular parcel. The broker should exercise due diligence in ascertaining the true tax figure, before any special exemptions held by the present owner are subtracted. A potential buyer will need to know the true tax when calculating his/her expenses. Some examples of exemptions are "Gold Star" (parents who have lost a child in combat), Elderly exemption (given to certain homeowners aged 65 or older with modest incomes), Veterans exemption (qualified veterans who served during a conflict may receive partial property tax exemption of 15% of the value of a primary residence), Star Program (School Tax Relief Program), and enhanced STaR. Also remember when a home is sold there may be a reassessment of value which may call for a tax increase.