Ben Szalinski JULY 17, 2020 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s ‘fair tax’ would raise Illinois business taxes to the highest in the nation as neighboring Indiana cuts taxes to draw businesses across the border. Other Midwest states are working to be more business friendly, but Illinois is trying to tax businesses more. On July 1, Indiana reduced the corporate tax rate [...]
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD CHICAGO TRIBUNE | JUL 14, 2020 AT 2:41 PM July is sweat-and-fret month for many taxpayers in Illinois: How will households slammed by job disruptions and a public health contagion now pay their property tax bills? Those local taxes gouge virtually everyone: Employers and homeowners — or whoever services their mortgages — make most of these [...]
Major Tax Increases Are About To Slam America As Cities & States Want You To Pay For COVID Fallout Authored by Isaac Davis via Waking Times, Just prior to the global Coronavirus outbreak, serious signs of an emerging financial crisis began to emerge. As people were beginning to realize that yet another central bank engineered ‘bust’ was coming down on [...]
Mary Kate Fitzgerald, as president of the Women's Property Tax Association, presided over a webinar entitled Rules of the Specific Objection Virtual Prove Up Program. Participants in the program were Chief Judge Sharon Sullivan, Judge Alfred Paul from the County Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County; Deputy Supervisor of the Real Estate Tax Division, Assistant State's Attorney Cristin Duffy; [...]
The Women’s Property Tax Association will be presenting a free webinar on June 11, 2020. The topic is Rules of the Pilot Specific Objection Virtual Prove Up Program. Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:00 am – Noon As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, we must find new ways to move cases currently pending, while still protecting our health. The Circuit Court of [...]
The Illinois Department of Revenue has set the 2019 equalization factor to be applied to all Cook County tax bills as 2.9160. That factor is virtually unchanged from 2018 and is surprisingly high, considering that the assessments in the north and northwest suburbs have substantially increased. The 2019 final equalization factor increased from the 2019 tentative factor of 2.7523.