More than 100 Residents Attend Rep. Peter Breen’s Property Tax Seminar in Glen Ellyn

This week, more than 100 taxpayers from the 48th Legislative House District attended a free property tax forum in Glen Ellyn sponsored by State Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard). The standing-room-only crowd heard about the tax assessment process and how to challenge an assessment that is believed to be inaccurate.

Breen was joined at the event by Milton Township Assessor Chris E. LeVan, York Township Assessor Deanna Wilkins, and other area tax experts. Together they spoke to residents and explained the process that ties the value of their homes to the eventual tax bill that arrives in their mailboxes. The community leaders also outlined the exemptions that can be used to lower assessments and the steps required for appealing an assessment. Following the presentation, the group took questions from audience members.

“Property taxes are too high, and no one should have to pay a penny more than required,” said Breen. “The procedure utilized to create assessments and tax bills can be confusing. I was glad to offer a program where people could learn about the process, ensure they are receiving all eligible exemptions, and understand how to appeal if their assessment is too high. Everyone left with a better understanding of the process.”

Click here to view the Power Point presentation that was used during the forum.

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