Pappas: Automatic property tax refunds of $8.3 million going to 30,000 homeowners

Pappas: Automatic property tax refunds of $8.3 million going to 30,000 homeowners

 

CHICAGO/ Dec. 31, 2018 (STL.News)

The Cook County Treasurer’s Office is sending nearly 30,000 homeowners refunds totaling $8.3 million without requiring an application, another example of using technology to make things easier for taxpayers, Treasurer Maria Pappas said today.

“We’ve taken steps in the past to make the refund application process easier,” Pappas said. “Now we’re trying to eliminate the application altogether.”

Overpayments occur for a variety of reasons, including the simple mistake of paying more than is owed on the tax bill.

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