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Municipal Debt

July 26th, 2021|Categories: Economics|

The Cook County Treasurer has published the results of a first-ever study of municipal debt and how it relates to the individual taxpayer. View it at: DEBT STUDY

Illinois Ranked 7th in Sales Tax

July 19th, 2021|Categories: Illinois|

Noah Shaar Illinoisans pay one of the highest sales tax rates in the nation when local and state sales taxes are averaged. The average rate of 8.83% was up slightly from a year earlier. If you buy something in Illinois, combined state and local sales taxes increase the sticker price by an average of 8.83%. That rate from July 1 [...]

Rising Rents in the Cities

July 12th, 2021|Categories: National|

Rent prices are soaring as Americans flock back to cities Brooks, Britt respond to Trump’s statement on Alabama’s Senate race Lauren Campos opened the door to her Phoenix apartment last week to find a note stuck in the door frame. Her rent was going up nearly $400 a month, the note said, a 33 percent increase. Campos and her fiancee [...]

Cook County Tax Bills Running Late…..Politicians Fingerpoint

July 9th, 2021|Categories: Cook County|

‘Senior freeze’ tax errors exposed by Sun-Times could delay property tax bills Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough tells county Assessor Fritz Kaegi she won’t calculate tax rates till he fixes ‘major errors.’ Kaegi says she doesn’t have that authority. By Tim Novak and Lauren FitzPatrick Jul 9, 2021, A 58th-floor condo at Water Tower Place, 180 E. Pearson St., that [...]

The Tax Advantages of Indiana

June 28th, 2021|Categories: Indiana|

By Morton Marcus Facts and Figures, How does your state compare? is an annual publication of the Tax Foundation. It is mailed to every state legislator and governor. Many Hoosier legislators and administrators quote the Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. As of July 1, 2020, Indiana ranked #9 among the 50 states. That places us in the top quintile [...]

Cook County Forest Preserve Property Tax Increase Referendum

June 24th, 2021|Categories: Cook County|

Cook County voters would be asked to weigh in on whether to raise property taxes as a way to stabilize the Forest Preserves’ finances during the November 2022 general election under a proposed referendum that all commissioners in charge of the district indicated they want on the ballot. All 17 commissioners have signed on as co-sponsors of the potential referendum, [...]

WPTA Webinar

June 7th, 2021|Categories: Educational|

Join the Women’s Property Tax Association for the Do’s and Don’ts of Practice Before the Property Tax Appeal Board Revisited June 18, 2021Noon   To register, click here. The Women’s Property Tax Association is pleased to announce that Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge Katherine Patti and Administrative Law Judge Jennifer Vesely have agreed to revisit the first topic ever presented [...]

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