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An Overview of Cook County’s Real Estate Taxation System from Valuation to Appeals - CLE Program

  • Thu, October 14, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Zoom

An Overview of Cook County’s Real Estate Taxation System from Valuation to Appeals

Thursday, October 14, 2021  •  5:00 - 6:30 pm

In September of 2020, the Cook County assessor’s office announced findings of a new study that verified conclusions reached by other researchers and investigators. This study concluded that assessments in Cook County are unfair. Join NSBA on October 14th for "An Overview of Cook County’s Real Estate Taxation System from Valuation to Appeals." Come explore and discuss the many issues of Cook County's property tax system from how properties are valued to appealing the assessment.

At the end of the CLE program, our expert panel will host a Q & A. They will share their expertise and advice in answering all your questions pertaining to filing property tax appeals. The Commissioner and his staff will also speak about their on-line filing platform, which is free of charge.

Members - FREE (use promo code sent via email)
 Nonmembers - $25

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The CLE presentation includes the following:

  1.  The Cook County Property Tax System
    1. Basis of property tax collection: local collection and distribution
    2. Property Tax Flow: which government bodies do what in the yearly process
    3. Definition of assessment
    4. Definition of assessment
    5. Exemptions Definition
  2.  The Board of Review’s Role in the Property Tax System
    1. Composition and statutory basis of the Board
    2. The Board’s authority and standards of review
  3.  Advocacy Before the Board of Review
    1. Filing a complaint
    2. Unauthorized Practice of Law
    3. Evidence and Argument
    4. Hearings
    5. Types of subjects:
      1. Residential
      2. Condos
      3. Commercial and industrial
  4. The practitioner’s standpoint on the taxation and value for Single Family Homes
    1. 9 classifications of Single Family Homes
    2. Determination of where your property falls within these classifications
    3. Discovery of valid evidence for appeal
    4. What is accepted evidence for appeal
    5. What is invalid evidence
    6. Whether recent purchases meets the requirements in terms of valuation


Michael M. Cabonargi - Bio

Daniel G. Pikarski - Bio

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