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ULI Chicago Advocates Standardized Valuation Process for Taxation

ULI Chicago has released recommendations to encourage the creation of a standardized valuation process in the city.

Working in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Cook County Assessor’s Office, ULI Chicago convened a group of experts which reviewed the Illinois Department of Revenue Sales Ratio Studies and other sources and constructed a hypothetical scenario of what the fair assessment and taxation might have looked like and how it might impact different property types

Achieving consistency and transparency in taxation will require “a partnership of multiple governmental authorities including the Assessor’s Office, the Board of Review, and Cook County to then examine whether the resulting assessments were consistent with broader goals of fairness, economic competitiveness and other issues affecting investment and development in our region,” said Property Tax Incidence Task Force chair Steve Friedman and ULI Chicago chair Keith Largay.


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