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December 2017

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  • Prepayment of First Installment Cook County Property Taxes
    Prepayment of First Installment Cook County Property Taxes

    Posted: 12/18/2017
    Due to the uncertainty of future federal tax code policy, I am encouraging taxpayers to take advantage of Cook County's new option to pay next year's property tax first installment bill before December 31, 2017.

    Under federal proposals, starting in 2018, deductions for real estate taxes for non-business real estate (home, lake houses, land, etc.) may be capped at $10,000. If your annual property taxes exceed $10,000, it is recommended that you prepay your first installment before the end of this year so that you can count it as a deduction on your 2017 tax returns.
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  • 44th Ward Annual Christmas Treecycling
    44th Ward Annual Christmas Treecycling

    Posted: 12/5/2017
    Start the New Year off right by recycling your Christmas tree! I will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling beginning on Friday, January 5, 2018 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. The City's Christmas tree recycling program is an easy and environmentally-friendly alternative for residents to dispose of their trees. Recycling Christmas trees allows the City to divert thousands of Christmas trees away from landfills for reuse in our community. Please sign up using the online form below.

    This service is only available to residents of the 44th Ward that have registered for the service.
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  • 2018 Tax Prep Chicago
    2018 Tax Prep Chicago

    Posted: 12/4/2017
    The four- to nine-hour tax training is free. Volunteers are only asked to commit from 12-25 hours of their time serving clients at tax sites. Volunteering to be a trained and certified tax preparer is a unique and highly impactful way to help fellow Chicagoans and give back to your community. As one volunteer points out: "There's nothing more rewarding than getting someone a tax refund who really, really needs the money... when you're done, you feel great!"

    www.taxprepchicago.org
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