A.:Taxes are determined by applying the Township tax rate to the assessed value of your property. Every property in the Township pays the same tax rate. Property values, however, are unique to each property. To lower your tax exposure, you need to lower the assessed value. In order to appeal, you must file by April 1, and taxes must be current through the first quarter of the year. The Office of the Tax Assessor can help you file your appeal. The Tax Assessor can be reached at (609) 877-2200 ext. 1012.