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Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

Pappas: important tax information available online

From staff reports

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has posted the First Installment Tax Year 2021 bills at cookcountytreasurer.com.

The First Installment, which is 55 percent of the previous year’s total tax, is due March 1, 2022. By providing an early look at the bills, property owners may plan their finances or make payments before the end of the year.

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Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

“During the holiday season, it’s good to think about what bills will come due in the new year,” Pappas said. “My office is committed to helping taxpayers keep their homes and seeing these bills early allows people to think ahead about their budgets.”

Property owners may download their tax bill and make a payment by visiting cookcountytreasurer.com and following these steps:

  • Select the blue box labeled Pay Online for Free.
  • Enter your address or 14-digit Property Index Number (PIN).
  • There is no fee if you pay from your bank account. The Treasurer’s Office accepts partial payments but First Installment taxes must be paid by March 1 to avoid a late charge of 1.5 percent per month, as mandated by Illinois law.

Taxpayers may also use cookcountytreasurer.com to:

  • Search $84 million in available refunds.
  • Check if you are missing out on $34 million in property tax exemptions, which lower your tax bill.
  • Read the Pappas Studies, a series of research projects that includes a 20-year history of Cook County property taxes.

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