Real Estate Tax Exemptions
We have handled a wide variety of real estate tax exemption matters for religious, charitable, educational and governmental entities. We have prepared and filed exemption applications with county Boards of Review. We have litigated exemption applications before the Illinois Department of Revenue and, upon administrative review, in the circuit courts.
We have fought to maintain exemptions that were previously granted. In order to protect our clients and their property, we also filed tax injunction complaints to establish an exemption for one tax year while at the same time litigating other tax years in tax deed proceedings. The ability to do so is the result of a change in Section 23-25 of the Property Tax Code.We have also applied for certificates of error on behalf of our clients and obtained refunds of tax bills that were previously paid.