Friday, December 28, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Homeowners looking to find out if the U.S. Postal Service has returned their property tax bills now have an online tool to make the search much easier.
The Cook County Treasurer’s Office announced on Dec. 27 that it has launched an online portal on its website, cookcountytreasurer.com, to help homeowners find out whether or not their bills have been returned.
“Property owners who don’t receive their tax bills often face interest charges for late payments and even see their properties go up for sale for delinquent taxes,” Pappas explained in a statement. “It’s an unnecessary waste of time and money, and it’s unfair.”
Pappas said that her office “has reduced the number of properties with incorrect mailing addresses to 63,500, down from 86,200 two years ago.”
Homeowners looking to find out if their bills have been returned can visit the treasurer’s website, cookcountytreasurer.com, and follow the instructions below:
- “Select the purple box, “Your Property Tax Overview”
- “Enter your address or Property Index Number (PIN),
- “Look for a red warning box that pops up if your bills have been returned,
- “Update your mailing information if it is incorrect,
- “Choose ‘eBilling’ if you wish to receive your bill by email.”
“The due date for the first installment for the 2018 tax year is March 1, 2019,” according to a Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire report.
“An official with the treasurer’s office said the first installment bills will be sent out in late January, but taxpayers can use the online system now to see if previous bills have been returned or their billing information needs to be updated. Bills can also be viewed online or paid early via the website.” VFP
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