Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I sign up for your tax appeal service?
If you’re a residential property owner, click here. If you’re a commercial property owner, click here.
We’ll ask you some general profile questions (name, email, phone number, address) along with some basic questions about your property. We’ll review your submitted information and get back to you if we need any more details.
If we have everything we need, we’ll email you a contract within 48 hours to review and e-sign.
How much does it cost?
Appeal.Tax does not have a processing fee and we work on a contingency fee basis. We only charge 33% of your first years tax savings. We maintain a competitive rate so you save more money by choosing Appeal.Tax instead of our competitors.
If your assessment is not reduced, then you owe us nothing.
What property types does Appeal.Tax handle?
Appeal.Tax appeals property tax assessments for Cook and Lake County, Illinois residential and commercial property owners.
Residential properties include single family home, multi-family home, apartment building, and vacant land.
Commercial properties include office building, retail space, industrial space, and warehouse space.
How successful is Appeal.Tax at property tax appeals?
Since 2015, we’ve saved our clients over $75 million in reduced property tax assessments. Appeal.Tax has a positive success rate for residential and commercial property tax appeals in Illinois.
Why should I hire a tax attorney?
Our law firm represents Cook and Lake County, Illinois property owners throughout the entire appeal process.
– We are licensed and insured attorneys.
– Unless you represent yourself, only an attorney can appear before the Board of Review, the Property Tax Appeal Board, and the Circuit Court. This increases our clients’ chances of a successful result.
– We are well-versed with property tax laws, procedures, and polices on both the local and state levels.
Appeal.tax is powered by Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit; a law firm trusted by thousands of clients since 1983. Our attorneys will utilize their experience to reduce your property tax burden.
What's the difference between a tax consultant and a tax attorney?
Unlike tax consultants, attorneys are licensed and insured. Additionally, tax consultants cannot appear before the Board of Review, the Property Tax Appeal Board, and the Circuit Court.
How long does the appeal process take?
The appeal process can take anywhere between 6-12 months, depending on when the appeal is received and a decision is reached by County officials. There are also varying levels of appeals (Board of Review, Property Tax Appeal Board, Circuit Court) that can impact the appeal decision timeframe.
During the entire appeal process, Appeal.tax will work diligently and aggressively to reduce your property tax liability and ensure you are only paying your fair portion in taxes.
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