Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeal Consultation - $49
This option is for property owners to file a tax appeal on their own behalf without an attorney. You shall receive the necessary documents, but are required to handle the submission process on your own behalf.
Real estate taxes in Illinois are based on the tax assessment valuation of the property. A lower assessment means a lower tax bill.
The owner may appeal the assessment valuation only during specific time periods throughout the year. If successful, your next tax bill will be lower than if you didn't appeal the assessment.
Depending on the county, the owner may have an opportunity to submit an appeal with the Assessor and/or Board of Review. Another option is to submit a request with Springfield (The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board).
The most common type of tax appeal is based on lack of uniformity. That means your home is being assessed at a higher level than similar properties. Comparable properties should be within a reasonable distance and similar in size, type of construction, age, construction materials, style, and general condition.
Another option is to use a current appraisal or sale price to set the actual value of the real estate.
Results are not guaranteed because government administrators have the sole discretion to keep taxes the same, or to reduce the assessment by a percentage they deem fair. It is common for owners to have all their appeals rejected at both the county and state level. This is true even though there is plenty of comparable properties that show the property is being unfairly taxed at too high of an assessment valuation.
Description of Legal Services
Michael E. Byczek is both an Illinois attorney and real estate broker.
You will receive a complete package of everything needed to submit an appeal on your own behalf with either of the three government agencies.
- Assessment details for your real estate
- Five or more comparable properties (full analysis, photographs, and details)
The documents will be emailed as a PDF attachment.
Disclaimer: The documents are only valid for real estate located in the State of Illinois and are provided for personal non-commercial use.
This customized legal service requires a written Attorney-Client agreement. You must read, acknowledge, and submit the agreement before an attorney-client relationship is formed. You may send payment first, but legal services shall not be provided without the agreement.
Online payments may be made with PayPal or Venmo through the following options (link opens a QR Code for payment).
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