Yingling Moves to Make Tax Assessments Easier to Read


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February 5, 2016 State Rep. Sam Yingling
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GRAYSLAKE, Ill. – County assessors will no longer have broad powers under a new pro- taxpayer proposal introduced by state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake.

“Many bills or financial statements we receive in our mailboxes or online contain confusing and misleading information, and this is especially true with our property tax statements,” Yingling said. “Taxpayers deserve an easy-to-follow, clearly defined statement and shouldn’t feel overwhelmed if they choose to appeal their property tax assessment. My proposal will create greater transparency as to how one’s property taxes are calculated.”

Yingling’s House Bill 4667 would set forth a clear explanation of how a property’s tax evaluation was completed, thus making it easier for taxpayers to appeal their bill if they belief they were wrongly assessed. This bill emerged from a collaborative effort between Yingling, local township assessors, and property tax payers.

Avon Township Assessor Chris Ditton was one of the local proponents behind the legislation. "I have seen firsthand how our current laws make the appeals process confusing and unfair for property taxpayers", Ditton said, "This bill will make the process easier for those people who are appealing their property taxes."

“I have long stood up for hard-working Illinois taxpayers,” Yingling said. “From introducing legislation to freeze property taxes to filing bills to consolidate local governments, I will continue to push for policies that provide much-needed tax reform for all our state’s residents.”
Yingling represents the 62nd District, which contains portions of Gages Lake, Grayslake, Hainesville, the Round Lake communities, Wauconda and Wildwood.