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2013 Cook County Property Tax Exemption Applications now Avalable

by Michael H. Wasserman, Attorney at Law

Applications for the Cook County property tax Homeowner, Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze Exemptions are now available from the County Assessor's Office.

Homeowners who apply & qualify for exemptions will receive deductions off of their second-installment property tax bills - which are expected to be issued by summer 2014.

Forms are available as follows:

2013 Homeowner Exemption2013 Senior Citizen Exemption2013 Senior Tax Freeze2013 Disabled Persons Exemption2013 Disabled Veterans Exemption2013 Returning Veterans Exemption2013 WAIVER of Exemption 
More information is available from the County Assessor

CITY of CHICAGO CONDOMINIUM REFUSE REBATE DEADLINE APPROACHING

by Michael H. Wasserman, Attorney at Law

The City of Chicago offers refuse rebates to condominium and homeowner associations that have give or more units. Rebates are paid one year "in arrears" so that the next round of rebates will be against waste collection costs incurred in 2013. The 2013 rate is $25.00 per unit. .

Applications for the rebate must be submitted to the associations' local aldermanic office ASAP (eg, in the 48th ward, no later than January 12, 2014).

A full description of requirements, qualifications and forms needed to request the rebate is available from the Chicago City Council, Department of Finance.