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Federal appellate court issues rare property tax decision

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
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  • February 22 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently released a decision regarding the assessment and collection of property taxes in Illinois

Appellate court holds unpaid property taxes are debt to municipality preventing ballot access

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2011

The Illinois Appellate Court recently handed down a decision in an election case (Jackson v. Bd. Election Commrs. of the City of Chicago) that has implications for the property tax system

Divided Appellate Court denies tax exemption for sale-leaseback property

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2011

The Fourth District Appellate Court recently found that the Department of Revenue correctly denied a property tax exemption where a charitable organization sold a property to a limited liability company formed by a concerned donor and then leased the property back under terms intended to have given the charity sufficient control over the property to qualify for an exemption

Illinois Appellate Court upholds denial of religious property tax exemption

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2011

In Armenian Church of Lake Bluff v. Department of Revenue, the First District Appellate Court upheld the denial of a property tax exemption for a 5-acre property on the shore of Lake Michigan improved with a single family residence that the owners claimed was the parsonage and cathedral of a church they created

Illinois Supreme Court finds Millennium Park usage agreement to be non-taxable license

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2011

Alternative uses for exempt property has become a hot topic for many units of local government in recent months

Special assessment practices for wind energy devices and farmland

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2010

Article 10 of the Property Tax Code contains valuation procedures for special properties ranging from historic residences to sports stadiums and coal mines

Bankruptcy sale found insufficient to support assessment reduction

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

Generally the best evidence of a property's market value is a recent sale price, but that is not always the case

Voluntary payment doctrine alive and well in Illinois

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2010

What happens when an assessment is based upon erroneous calculations and incorrect measurements that have been in place for over a decade?

Illinois Supreme Court rejects hospital’s claim for charitable property tax exemption

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2010

School districts interested in maintaining their tax base and preserving their tax exemptions may want to take note of a recent Illinois Supreme Court opinion

Appellate court reaffirms exhaustion of remedies doctrine in assessment cases

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2012

Tax objection complaints can be brought in any Illinois circuit court to challenge the taxes, assessments, or levies on a parcel of real property