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Tax News

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Rashid and Wendt

February 25th, 2020|Categories: Cook County|

The Women's Property Tax Association today presented a noon-hour program where the Democratic candidates for the Cook County Board of Review (1st District), were able to present their credential and positions. Mr. Abdelnasser Rashid and Ms. Tammy Wendt answered questions as to their ideas to improve services at the Board of Review. The election will be held on March 17, 2020. 

New Cook County Assessor Rules

February 7th, 2020|Categories: Cook County|

The Cook County Assessor has announced new rules and procedures that will be in effect during the 2020 assessment year. Observers are of the opinion that the net effect of the changes, in terms of work load, will be negligible.

Indiana has around half the population of Illinois. But its building new homes at a rate more than 60% higher.

January 15th, 2020|Categories: Economics, Illinois, Indiana|

For nearly five decades, Illinois issued more permits for single-family homes than Indiana – with a blip in 1980 when Indiana built more homes. That was to be expected because Illinois has nearly double the population. But the situation flipped in 2009, and during the past decade Indiana issued 30,508 more home permits than Illinois. Illinois averaged around 40,000 permits [...]

Women’s Property Tax Association

January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Illinois|

2020 bring many positive changes. Among them is our own Mary Kate Fitzgerald takes over as president of the Women's Property Tax Association. Check http://www.wptaillinois.com throughout the year for information as to programs and activities.

Cook County Assessor Kaegi promises ‘more flexibility’ on next year’s tax appeals after rejecting most complaints

December 20th, 2019|Categories: Cook County|

By Alex Nitkin - December 20, 2019 Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi. [A.D. Quig/The Daily Line] Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi will relax requirements for next year’s property tax appeals process after his staffers rebuffed an overwhelming majority of the thousands of property owners who claimed the rookie assessor had over-valued their buildings.Kaegi hit homeowners and landlords in Cook County’s 13 [...]

Lightfoot joins forces with Kaegi in efforts to fix ‘broken’ assessment system

December 11th, 2019|Categories: Cook County|

“Nobody is trying to shock the system. Nobody is looking to scare away investment from Chicago,” the mayor said, adding that she knows how important predictability is to investors. But “Predictability can not be about enshrining the status-quo.” By Fran Spielman and Rachel Hinton Dec 11, 2019, 3:21pm CST Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi talks to the Sun-Times editorial board [...]