Property Tax Law News

Catch Up with Whitt Law at the 2021 Joint Annual Conference

We will not be hosting our annual hospitality suite at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference this year due to COVID-19. Instead, we invite you to connect with our attorneys in a number of ways at the conference and in the months to follow. For example, Attorneys Brittany Flaherty Theis and Brian Bare will be attending [...]

Section 18-233 Requires County Treasurers to Certify Aggregate Refunds by Today

Earlier this year, the Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill 508, which was signed into law as Public Act 102-0519. The legislation created Section 18-233 of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (“PTELL”) in the Property Tax Code. It creates a recoupment process for property tax revenue lost to property tax refunds. Section 18-233 provides [...]

By | November 15th, 2021|Education Law News, Property Tax Law News|

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

Well respected, thirty-three-year-old, boutique law firm concentrating in representing local governmental entities statewide is seeking an Administrative Assistant at its Aurora, Illinois office. Responsibilities include administrative and office support to the legal team. Proficiency with MS Office and basic internet research is necessary. Experience with Adobe Acrobat is beneficial. This position offers an opportunity for [...]

COVID-19 Employer Optional Deferral of Employee Withholding, Deposit, and Certain Payroll Tax Obligations in Q4 of 2020

By: James R. Dougherty On August 8, 2020 the President of the United States issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of the Treasury to use his authority pursuant to Section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll tax obligations, as relief in response to [...]

Cook County and Will County Grant Property Tax Relief in Different Forms

Yesterday, May 21, 2020, the Cook County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance delaying the imposition of late interest penalties for the late payment of the second installment of property taxes for the 2019 tax year. The first installment of property taxes for the 2019 tax year was due on March 3, 2020. The second [...]

By | May 22nd, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Property Tax Law News|

Legislative Special Session Begins May 20, 2020

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Illinois issued a joint proclamation convening a Special Session of General Assembly to begin this week (the “Joint Proclamation”). The Joint Proclamation was issued pursuant to an Illinois law called the Special Session Act, which allows a special session [...]

Kendall County Board Approves Ordinance to Delay Property Tax Interest Penalties

Taxing districts throughout Illinois rely upon property tax receipts for their programming, operations, staffing, supplies, and more. The unprecedented nature of COVID-19 presents unique challenges for taxing districts and property owners. On April 15, 2020, we reported that the Kane County Board voted unanimously to waive the penalty on late property tax payments on the [...]

By | April 30th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Property Tax Law News|

Kane County Board Waives Late Property Tax Penalty for 30 Days

We know many of our clients are closely monitoring developments regarding property taxes to modify their cash flow estimates accordingly. Yesterday, the Kane County Board voted unanimously to waive the penalty (or interest) on late property tax payments of the first installment for 30 days. Therefore, tax bills due to be paid June 1, 2020 [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Property Tax Law News|