In Illinois, real estate taxes are handled on a county-wide level in coordination with township assessors. Township assessors are elected officials responsible for estimating the market value of real estate within the township for use in the property tax system. The actual amount of real estate taxes that is owed is determined, in part, on the market value of the real estate. Township assessors setting the market value for thousands of properties will occasionally make mistakes. Consequently, consumers should be vigilant about reviewing their property tax situations to avoid overpayment of real estate taxes.
Our attorneys represent clients in obtaining reductions in real estate tax liability. Initially, we provide a free real estate tax evaluation to determine whether a tax appeal is warranted. Ultimately, our fees are contingent upon our success, and if we don’t obtain a reduction in real estate taxes, there are no fees.