Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Grafton, Algonquin Twp. Tax Assessments Coming By Month's End
Popular expectation has it that both townships will see 2012 assessments fall by eight or nine percent but Ross said neither assessor has submitted his books yet. Even if it turns out to be true, though, Ross that doesn't mean tax bills will go down, too. "The assessments could go down 50 percent," he said, "but if the school (and other taxing) district(s) want more money, taxes are going to go up."
Ross said at least McHenry County extends the courtesy of mailing new assessments to homeowners. It's not required by statute and Kane County doesn't. (Dundee and Rutland township assessments for Algonquin and Huntley were published in August and the appeals deadline is already past.)
"I don't want to appeal," muttered one woman in the audience. "They should get it right the first time."
Ross and Moore will hold a repeat Property Assessment Presentation Oct. 22. The number to call to reserve a spot is 847-669-3328
In the pic: A big problem with property taxes these days, said McHenry County Assessment Officer Bob Ross Monday, is that the system doesn't consider whether property owners have any actual money to pay them.