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|

Whitt Law LLC’s Accessibility During Illinois Stay-At-Home Order

Since our nation’s COVID-19 outbreak, Whitt Law LLC has been monitoring all developments, particularly those impacting our public schools and schoolchildren. For weeks, Whitt Law has been working with school districts and other units of local government to respond and adapt to the unique threats posed by COVID-19.  Throughout this process, we have worked both [...]

Circuit Court Judge Rules in Carle Foundation Hospital Property Tax Exemption Case

Case number 2008-L-000202 has been lingering for over a decade. The case is commonly referred to as the Carle Foundation Case and involves the question of whether - or to what extent - the Carle Foundation Hospital is entitled property tax exemption pursuant to Section 15-86 of the Property Tax Code. The case originated in [...]

By | February 6th, 2020|Litigation Law News, Property Tax Law News|