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California Board of Equalization may soon be disbanded

A California tax agency that used to collect tens of billions of dollars a year could be snuffed out for good if the Legislature moves forward with a pair of bills that would kill what’s left of the Board of Equalization.

Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Sherman Oaks, wrote the bills that would finish an effort the Legislature […]

Indiana Lawmakers Considering Property Tax Amnesty Period

Indiana legislators are considering creation of an amnesty period for homeowners and businesses to pay overdue property taxes without the penalty fees and interest.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators are considering creating an amnesty period for homeowners and businesses to pay overdue property taxes without the penalty fees and interest.

The bill approved 48-0 by the Indiana […]

Alsip – Oak Lawn Tax Relief

OAK LAWN, IL — Homeowners and small business owners in Dist. 218, Dist. 229 and Dist 231 will see a decrease on their property tax bills due later this year thanks to a new state grant program aimed at providing relief to school districts in high-taxed areas. The aforementioned high school districts serve the communities […]

Could Rent Controls Be Coming To Chicago?

03/02/2019, 04:54pm

Rent control gains momentum after Chicago voters again give it thumbs up

A Lift the Ban Coalition rally in support of rent control took place outside the Chicago Association of Realtors office on Friday. | Sun-Times/Alex Arriaga

By Alexandra Arriaga

Debra Miller considers herself and her husband Jimi lucky.

“We were only homeless 19 months,” she said Friday, recounting […]

A Property Tax Approach to solving a housing shortage

£123 billion of property is barely used in Britain as experts call for Empty Home Tax 

Sarah Knapton,

14 FEBRUARY 2019 • 6:00AM


Housing worth £123 billion is barely used in Britain, researchers have calculated, and have called for a one per cent tax on second homes to dissuade people from keeping hold of mothballed property.

A new […]

HB 2217 Introduced by Rep. William Davis

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data related to the property annually to the chief county assessment officer. Provides that, in counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the county board may provide by resolution that […]

Rural Illinois power plant has higher tax bill than Disneyland, Willis Tower


By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network
Jun 19, 2018


Chris Allan | Shutterstock.com


A plot of land in rural northern Illinois has the highest property tax bill in the United States outside of New York.
Assessed at $546 million, Exelon’s Byron Nuclear Generating Station was charged $36.5 million in property taxes in 2017. That’s a higher tab than […]

Cook County Tax Bills

The 1st Installment of the 2018 Cook County Tax Bills have been mailed. Payment is due March 1, 2019.

Cook County Assessor Kaegi 50 Day Report

The Cook County Assessor’s Office’s 100 Day Plan: 50 days and counting

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Jan 23

As part of our commitment to transparency, we promised updates to our 100 Day Plan. This is the first of those updates and covers all the departments of the Cook County Assessor’s Office with a focus on changes which started on Day […]

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 […]