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Tax News

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WPTA Webinar

May 26th, 2020|Categories: Cook County|

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 [...]

2019 Equalization Factor for Cook County

May 20th, 2020|Categories: Cook County|

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.

Late Property Tax Payments

May 14th, 2020|Categories: Illinois|

Late tax bill payment status for the the following Illinois counties: Cook: The County Board is going to consider a proposal to permit certain tax bill payments  to be delayed up to 60 days. DuPage: The county will allow certain tax bills to be paid late if a “hardship waiver” is obtained. Lake: The county will allow certain tax bills [...]

Assessor Kaegi to reduce market values

April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cook County, Economics|

Assessor trying to ensure Cook County property values adjusted to reflect ‘coronavirus effect’ All property owners will get a notification from the Cook County assessor’s office. Assessor Fritz Kaegi said his staff will “have to bend over backwards to keep on schedule” but he’s optimistic they’ll be able to get things done on time. By Rachel Hinton Apr 3, 2020, [...]

SBA Payroll Protection Program

April 2nd, 2020|Categories: National|

SMALL BUSINESS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Fully Forgiven Funds are provided in the form of loans that will be fully forgiven when used for payroll costs, interest on [...]