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Top Ten in Property Tax Burden

NEW YORK, NY — Residents in New Jersey and Illinois pay more in property taxes than the rest of the country, according to a new report Wednesday from the financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall St.. The authors reviewed the effective rate — meaning the total amount of property taxes paid each year as […]

PTAB Synopsis

The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board has published a synopsis featuring attorney Mary Kathleen Fitzgerald. It is a review of the evidence and testimony presented by her and the attorney for the school district, in a contested effort to reduce the assessed value of a bank facility, located in Kane County, Illinois. The PTAB eventually […]

H-F board applies for state grant to reduce taxes

By Marilyn Thomas on January 7, 2019 – 6:06pm

The District 233 school board unanimously approved a grant application that could help reduce property taxes by more than $2 million.
The board agreed at its December meeting to apply for the Property Tax Relief Grant. The Illinois State Board of Education will review applications this month to […]

Tax Track System

The PropertyTax.com database (Tax Track System) has been successfully migrated to a more secure and faster platform, with much more capacity. The switch was completed ahead of the December 31 target. A special thanks to our database consultant and our staff members who saw the project through.

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A way to pay for Affordable Housing in Boston

A tax on high-end condos is one idea that Boston City Councilor Kim Janey is considering as a potential solution to a shortage of affordable housing in the city.

Janey, who represents parts of Roxbury and Dorchester, spoke after a hearing she sponsored last month on gentrification and displacement in Roxbury before more than 200 people […]

Cook County Tax Bills

The 1st Installment 2018 Cook County tax bills are now available for download and payment at the Cook County Treasurers website. Paper bills will be mailed in January 2019.

New Cook County Office Holders

Mr. Fritz Kaegi has been sworn in as the 10th Assessor of Cook County and Ms. Karen A. Yarbrough has been sworn in at the Cook County Clerk. 

Owners of parking spaces sold or rented separately must pay property taxes in Boston, appeals court rules

By John R. Ellement GLOBE STAFF  NOVEMBER 26, 2018

The city of Boston can treat parking spaces in condominiums that are rented out or sold in the city like any other parcel of real estate and can collect property taxes from their owners, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled Monday.

Boston has been taxing parking spaces as a […]

The Dark Store Theory of Relief

by: Laura Bliss
WEST BEND, WI—Kraig Sadownikow doesn’t look like an anti-corporate crusader. The mayor of West Bend, Wisconsin, stickers his pickup with a “Don’t Tread on Me” snake on the back window, a GOP elephant on the hitch, and the stars-and-stripes logo of his construction company across the bumper.
His fiscal conservatism is equally well billboarded: In […]