Tax Appeal Workshop On Thursday

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, October 17, 2011

Your property tax bill. Photo from freerepublic.com.

If you’re a homeowner, you got your property taxes recently and the reality of paying higher property taxes has sunk in. So here’s what you do: appeal your assessment and get a lower bill.

The process is not as arduous as you might think. It involves a little research and some paperwork, but if your appeal is successful, it can be worth hundreds of dollars a year. And a little know fact of the appeals process: a majority of residential appeals are successful.

On Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Cook County Comm. John Fritchey (D-13) and Cook County Board of Review Comm. Michael Carbonargi are holding an appeals workshop to teach you how to file an appeal. And yep, Carbonargi is one of the three people who would review your appeal.

The workshop is at St. Luke’s Church, 1500 W. Belmont Ave. Bring your most recent tax bill and call Bridget at 773-871-4000 or e-mail bridget@fritchey.com if you have any questions.

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