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Property Tax Discount for Disabled Veterans

What is the Disabled Veterans Exemption? The Disabled Veterans Exemption is for veterans with a service-related disability that is certified by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.

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How Are Properties Reassessed?

The Cook County Assessor will reassess your property for taxing purposes every three years. Chicago is scheduled for its reassessment in 2021.

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Vacancy Relief for Cook County Properties

Is your Cook County property sitting vacant due to a fire, flood, or another natural disaster event? You may be entitled to property tax relief. Vacancy refers to the portion of a property building that is not subject to a lease or from which the owner/landlord is not receiving rental income. Land assessed value isn’t adjusted based on vacancy evidence.

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What is Your Home’s Tax Burden?

A new online tool created by Maria Pappas will help property owners uncover what portion of the local government debt falls on them. The debt includes estimated payments on education, services and pensions.

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What is the Long-Time Homeowner Exemption?

What is the Long-Time Homeowner Exemption and why am I not receiving it? That is a question lots of Cook County residents are asking. The Long-Time Homeowner Exemption enables property owners to receive an expanded Homeowner Exemption with no maximum exemption amount. The eligibility requirements seem straightforward enough.

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Breaking Down Your Property Tax Bill

Are you curious about where your tax dollars are going? Essentially, your tax dollars go towards services like police, jails, schools, streets, parks, community colleges, public hospitals, courts, mosquito abatement, sewage treatment, and much more.

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Rehabbing a Historic Property the Right Way Can Yield Property Tax Savings

Rehabbing a historic home can come with many headaches. There are the high costs associated with electrical rewiring, making foundation and structural repairs, reconfiguring plumbing, removing environmental toxins like asbestos, lead, radon, wood rot and mold.

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Am I Missing Any Property Tax Exemptions?

Are you concerned that you may not be receiving all of the exemptions that you qualify for on your property tax bill? You can review the current list of exemptions for Cook County properties and find out:

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Relief for Seniors Struggling to Pay Property Taxes

Many senior citizens are having a difficult time paying their property taxes. Well, now they can take advantage of the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral program administered by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office.

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What is the Covid-19 Adjustment for Cook County Property Taxes?

Due to a record-breaking number of unemployment claims in Illinois, significant downturns in some commercial sectors, widespread loss of rental income, and disaster declarations in Cook County, the Cook County Assessor’s Office determined that Covid -19 adjustments should be made to some property values.

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