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07/15/2019
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Senior Citizens Owed as Much as $45 Million in Unclaimed Cook County Property Tax Exemptions
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07/01/2019
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: $24.6 Million in Property Tax Refunds Going to 25,000 Homeowners Whose Bills Show No Balance Due
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06/18/2019
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Go to cookcountytreasurer.com to Read Your Tax Bills Now, More Than a Week Before Mailing
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04/30/2019
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Last Chance for 45,000 Property Owners to Pay $142 Million in Delinquent Taxes to Avoid Sale
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04/02/2019
Treasurer's Office
Jackson and Pappas set up Outreach at Rainbow PUSH Coalition Headquarters
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The Property Tax System
1. PROPERTY TAX BASE
The Assessor assesses all real estate located throughout the County and establishes a fair market value for each property.
2. APPEALS
Appeals are accepted and decisions reached on changes to a property’s assessment, classification, or exemptions.
3. PROPERTY TAX RATES
The Clerk determines the tax rates based on the levy ordinances passed by taxing agencies and applies the rates to the assessments recieved for the Assessor to determine the amount of property tax owed.
4. BILLING AND PAYMENT
The Treasurer mails out property tax bills and collects the money.
5. FUNDING OF LOCAL TAXING AUTHORITIES
The Treasurer distributes the money to over 2200 local taxing agencies, including the County, cities, schools and special districts.