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. 🙂