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“E-Tax Bills” now Available in Cook County

The Cook County Treasurer’s Office has recently announced that E-Mailed Real Estate Tax Bills are available for those who pay their bills directly (and not via an escrow agent) and who can benefit by saving paper or keeping electronic records, for up to ten properties. Sign up Here. […]

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Cook County Assessor Announces Senior Exemption Deadlines Extension

We at Raila PC recently reminded taxpayers and clients of the deadline for annual applications for the Senior Homestead Exemption and the “Senior Freeze” (for income-eligible applicants). The Assessor has just announced an extension of deadlines to March 1st, 2017. Read about the details here. […]

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River Forest & Riverside Township Property Owners Brace for Property Tax Increases and Appeals!

Property owners and tenants in west suburban River Forest & Riverside Townships are bracing for the triennial reassessment of their properties; a revaluation that will greatly impact their real estate taxes due in 2018. In their last reassessment in 2014, River Forest Township property owners saw an average assessment decrease of 2.8%, 6% in Riverside. […]

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Homestead Exemption Reform Pending Governor’s Approval!

Paula Raila’s April Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Journal commentary cites mounting problems with “Erroneous” Homestead Exemptions and calls for support for SB 780. This bill recently passed with unanimous support in the legislature. It facilitates tax bill accuracy and informed exemption choices by new owners of residential property and now awaits the governor’s signature. […]

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Is Your Business Getting a “Tax Break”?

See this article about growing “business property tax breaks.” Although some are benefiting by special classifications, other businesses and multi-unit owners require vigilance and support to keep their assessments accurate and fair. read article […]

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