Why we help with taxes

The taxes in Cook County are skyrocketing every year. After I purchased my house at the peak of the prices, the taxes doubled for the last 5 years!

I turned to T____, Inc. and those guys ripped me off – took the money and never did anything. This scam tax reduction company is located in New Lenox, IL, (I skipped full name not to draw their anger).  Now that I became more aware of what taxes are and how to be able to turn them down a bit, and more importantly how to check on the status of appeal, I asked proof from this scam company. Twice. In writing and once over the phone. They were unable to show any proof, told me it was “too long ago”, so I decided to see if I can help fellow home owners to pay the fair share, not just whatever Cook County noble politicians decide to charge more “by mistake”.

I did a research on my own taxes and filed an appeal myself, it was pretty easy. Received approx. 480 dollar reduction on annual taxes. I am not trying to deprive County from dollars needed for schools and firefighters. I am not questioning where this money goes and why Cook County board members are receiving enormous salaries plus kickbacks on their seats. I am trying to help spread this toll more evenly between taxpayers.

I know every one can file an appeal by just going to assessor’s site and punching in a few numbers. I am here to help you find those numbers. Free. If you win an appeal, leave me a good review. If you’re happy with the outcome, drop me a donation, I’ll be happy for you too. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Why we help with taxes”

  1. Great website. Quick question. It’s my understanding that all things equal Cook County doesn’t take into account whether you or your neighbor has a finished, useable basement. In other words if both my neighbor and I have 2000 sq ft in our homes, with 500 sq ft of basement each, and I have an unfinished basement, and he has a finished, they are both taxed in the same fashion. Am I correct in that assumption?

    Best,
    John

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