Cook County property tax payment eased

download 1Cook County Treasurer  has announced new programs to facilitate property tax payment for Cook country residents. Under this new program, tax payers can pay their dues online for free and can download your bill or get bill by email.

Starting January 22, property owners who use their bank accounts to pay their tax bills online will no longer have to pay a $1 fee, a change designed to boost the growing number of taxpayers who make electronic payments, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said.
Removing the $1 fee is just one feature Pappas is offering to make paying property taxes more convenient:
• To pay over the Internet for free, visit and select “Make an Online Payment.”
• To receive future tax bills by email, select “eBilling.” You will no longer receive your bill by mail.
• To obtain a copy of tax bill, select “Download Your Bill.” That bill can be printed and used to pay by mail or in person.
Online payments have soared from about 17,000 in 2001 to more than 485,000 in 2016. For property owners paying their taxes using a credit card, third-party processing fees apply.

Property Tax Bills are due March 1, 2018.

Surendra Ullal

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